[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 7-6-1943. Sections 120-1, 120-2A, 120-3B, 120-5, 120-6 and 120-8 amended and § 120-3A(2) added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall not be lawful for any person to maintain, operate or conduct in the City of Bordentown, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, any bowling alley or billiard room without first presenting an application for and receiving a license to operate such business and paying the fee hereinafter prescribed for such license.
Each application for a license issuable under this chapter shall be made to the City Clerk in writing, setting forth the location of the business sought to be licensed; the name, residence, age and occupation of the applicant; and the number of bowling alleys and billiard tables that the applicant desires to operate.
All such applications shall be accompanied by the appropriate license fee hereinafter named and shall be submitted to the Commissioners of the City of Bordentown who, in their discretion, may grant or refuse such license, and, upon the granting of any license, the City Clerk shall issue such license to the licensee, and, upon failure to issue any license, the license fee shall be promptly refunded to the applicant.
The fees payable for a license under this chapter shall be upon the following basis:
Said license shall be good and valid from the time of granting thereof until the first Commission meeting of the Commissioners of the City of Bordentown of the year immediately following the granting of the license aforesaid; subject, however, to the revocation of the same by the Commissioners for any violation by the holder thereof of the provisions of this chapter or any future ordinance regulating the maintaining or keeping such bowling alleys and billiard rooms.
No bowling alley or billiard room licensed under this chapter shall be used for purposes of gambling or for violating any of the ordinances of the City of Bordentown or any of the laws of the State of New Jersey or of the United States.
No person who shall have received a license to keep or maintain a bowling alley or billiard room under this chapter shall permit the same to be open or used between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
Any license issued under this chapter may be suspended or revoked for the violation of the terms of this chapter or for other good cause. Upon any proceeding for the suspension or revocation, written notice of the proceeding shall be served upon the licensee within not less than five days of the time set for hearing thereon, such notice to be either in person or by registered mail addressed to the licensed place of business, and said hearing may be adjourned from time to time. In case any license is suspended or revoked, the licensee shall not be entitled to the return of any part of the license fee.
In addition to the penalty hereinbefore set forth for the suspension or revocation of licenses, violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Violations and Penalties.