Township of Livingston, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 5-50 to 5-58 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Smoking — See Ch. 257.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ROLLER-SKATING RINK
Any place or establishment where roller-skating is carried on and admission is obtained by purchase of a ticket or token, or payment of a fee, or by payment of a charge for checking clothing or other properties.
No person shall conduct, or engage in, the business of operating a roller-skating rink in any premises within the Township without first having obtained a license therefor, as provided in this chapter, and upon payment of an annual license fee of $300.
A. 
The license shall expire on the 31st day of December in each year.
B. 
Only one license shall be issued and outstanding in the Township.
C. 
No transfer of a license shall be permitted.
A. 
Any person desiring to obtain a license to conduct, or engage in, the business of operating a roller-skating rink shall make application for the same, in quintuplicate, to the Township Clerk.
B. 
Said application shall state:
(1) 
Name, home address and business address, if any, of the applicant and if the applicant is a corporation or other legal entity, the names and home addresses of all principals of the entity.
(2) 
Name, home address and business address, if any, of the owner of the premises if such owner is a person other than the applicant.
(3) 
Name and home address of the manager, if any, who shall be in charge of the licensed premises.
(4) 
Proposed capacity, stated in number of persons, of the premises for which the license is sought.
(5) 
Hours of intended operation for said roller-skating rink.
C. 
The application shall be accompanied by a plat or drawing of the premises, in quintuplicate, drawn to scale, showing its location, size and capacity; the location and size of entrances and exits; the location and number of toilet facilities; and such other data or information as may be necessary or required to show compliance with all the requirements of this chapter.
The Township Clerk shall promptly forward the application and accompanying material to the Township Manager who shall refer the same to the following officials for investigation and report:
A. 
Chief of Police.
B. 
Fire Chief.
C. 
Construction Official.
D. 
Health Officer.
If, after investigation and reports by the officials referred to in § 240-5, the Council is satisfied that the individuals and manager, if any, named in the application are persons of good moral character and capable of operating the proposed roller-skating rink in a manner consistent with the public safety and good morals, and that all of this chapter's requirements have been met and further that the pertinent provisions of the Building Code, Fire Prevention Code and Plumbing Code that govern the Township have been fully complied with, the Council shall authorize the Township Clerk to issue the license.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 110, Construction Codes, Uniform.
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Hours of operation. The licensee shall not permit, suffer or allow the licensed premises to be or remain open for business at any time after midnight on any day.
B. 
Persons excluded. The licensee shall not permit, suffer or allow any person who is intoxicated or disorderly to be admitted to the licensed premises or to remain therein.
C. 
Good order. The licensee shall maintain good order upon the licensed premises and shall not permit loitering in or about the entrances, exits, sidewalks or motor vehicle parking lots.
D. 
Intoxicating liquors. No person in the licensed premises shall have in his possession or under his control, or offer to give to another to drink, any intoxicating liquor, nor shall a licensee permit, suffer or allow such conduct.
E. 
Employees and attendants.
(1) 
At all times during business hours, the licensee shall provide an adequate number of qualified security officers continuously on duty who shall patrol the licensed premises and its entrances, exits and motor vehicle parking areas to see that:
(a) 
Order is maintained;
(b) 
Disorderly or immoral conduct is prevented;
(c) 
Entrances, exits and motor vehicle parking areas are kept free from congestion and loitering; and
(d) 
Provisions of this chapter are observed and complied with.
(2) 
All such attendants and all other employees shall be at least 18 years of age.
F. 
Commercial activities. Any sale of food, beverages, confections or other articles of merchandise shall be governed by the laws and ordinances governing such business and shall require the same license or licenses as if such sales were conducted elsewhere.
G. 
Noise. No loudspeaker or public address system, nor any other manual, mechanical or electrical means or device for amplifying sound, shall at any time be used, or permitted to be used, upon the licensed premises so as to be heard out of doors. Any loud, unnecessary, annoying, offensive, undesirable or raucous noise which disturbs the public peace emitted by or emanating from the licensed premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the public health, and is hereby prohibited.
When the operation of any roller-skating rink, or the conduct of any licensee, agent or employee, is so inimical to the public health, safety or general welfare as to give rise to an emergency or to constitute a nuisance, the Township Manager shall have the authority summarily to order the cessation of business and the closing of the licensed premises or to suspend the license; or the Council, after hearing, upon a showing of good cause for its so doing, may revoke any license issued hereunder. During such suspension, or after any such license shall have been revoked, the license shall be inoperative and of no effect.
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.