[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 5-28 to 5-36 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BILLIARD OR POOL ROOM
- Any public place where the game known as "billiards" or "pool" in whatever form the game is permitted to be played, including but not by way of limitation, carom billiards, pocket billiards, pool, three cushion billiards, and English billiards.
Except as provided in § 77-6, no person shall conduct or operate a billiard or pool room in the Township without first having obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
The application for a license under this chapter shall be made in writing to the Township Clerk.
The application shall state:
The location of the premises for which the license is desired.
The name of the owner of the premises.
If the license is to be issued to a person other than the owner of the premises, then the name and address of such person.
The name and address of the manager or person who shall be in charge of the licensed premises.
Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense or violation of an ordinance involving gambling and if so, the nature of the offense, and date and place of the conviction.
No license shall be issued by the Township Clerk until after investigation and recommendation by the Chief of Police and approval by the Council.
The license requirement to conduct or operate a billiard or pool room shall not apply to private residences, schools, municipal institutions or charitable organizations.
The following acts are prohibited:
The licensed premises shall be closed for business on Sundays between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
No minor, who is under the age of 16 years and is unaccompanied by a parent or guardian shall play or partake in any game on the licensed premises or frequent, lounge or remain on the licensed premises.
No minor, over the age of 16 years and under the age of 18 years, shall play or partake in any game on the licensed premises after the hour of 7:00 p.m. or frequent, lounge or remain on the licensed premises after 7:00 p.m.
There shall be no gambling of any form in or at the licensed premises.
No person under the age of 18 years shall be employed in any capacity in or at the licensed premises.
No intoxicated or disorderly person shall be admitted to the licensed premises or permitted to remain therein.
Any license issued under this chapter may be suspended by the Township Manager for any violation of this chapter or whenever in his judgment it may be necessary for the welfare of the Township.
The Council may revoke any license issued under this chapter upon good cause and after notice and hearing, if one is requested by the licensee.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.