[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 12-3-1974 by Ord. No. 1438 as Section 4-7 of the Revised General Ordinances. Section 201-4 at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall maintain, operate, conduct or pursue the business or occupation of keeping a public room or place wherein the games commonly known as "pool" or "billiards" are played without having first obtained a license from the Township Committee.
An application for a license shall set forth, in addition to general requirements, the following:
In case of a corporation, the names and addresses of the officers, directors and all stockholders presently holding stock and all who for six (6) months prior to the making of the application have been officers, directors or stockholders.
In the case of clubs or associations, the names and addresses of all officers.
The number of pool tables and billiard tables to be located upon the premises to be licensed.
A license may be issued by the Township Clerk only after a resolution of the Township Committee shall have been adopted approving the application after the payment of the license fee.
The license fee to operate a billiard or pool room shall be as provided in Chapter 123, Fees.
The following shall apply:
Billiard or pool rooms shall not open earlier than 10:00 a.m. on any weekday and shall close no later than 11:00 p.m. on the same day and shall remain closed all day Sunday.
Minors under the age of eighteen (18) shall not be permitted to enter or remain in, on or about the premises for any purpose nor to indulge in the playing of any game of any nature.
No person known to have been convicted of a crime or of the violation of any state law or municipal ordinance involving gambling shall be permitted to enter in, on or about the premises for any purpose or to indulge in the playing of any game of any nature.
The licensee shall post conspicuously the following sign: "Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years are not allowed here."
The operation of all billiard or pool rooms shall be subject to the supervision of the Police Department, and a license to operate the same may be suspended or revoked for cause.
The licensee shall be notified, in writing, of any charge preferred against the licensee and shall be afforded the opportunity of a hearing before the Police Committee, which Committee shall make its recommendation to the Township Committee as to whether the license heretofore issued should not be suspended or revoked and, if suspended or revoked, the period of time that penalty shall remain in force and effect.
The number of licenses issued or to be issued under the provisions of this chapter to conduct a public amusement place, wherein the game of pool or billiards or a combination thereof is to be played, shall not exceed one (1) for every fifteen thousand (15,000) residents of the township, according to the last federal census.