Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 4-25-1972 (Ch. 74, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct or carry on any traveling or other show, circus, exhibition, theatrical performance or street parade in connection therewith, theater, show house, opera house, concert hall, dance hall, pool or billiard parlor, exhibition ground or any other place of public amusement within the Village without having first obtained a license for that purpose, as provided in this article.
Applications for licenses required by this article shall be made to the Village Clerk upon forms supplied by him for that purpose, accompanied by the required license fee.
Licenses issued pursuant to this article shall be issued by the Village Clerk, provided that no license shall be issued until the application therefor shall have first been referred to the Board of Commissioners, which may either grant or refuse to grant any such license, as the public interest may require.
Any license granted pursuant to this article shall apply only to the building or premises stated in the application therefor.
[Amended 12-22-1981 by Ord. No. 18-81]
The fee for a license issued pursuant to this article in connection with the operation of a theater, show house, opera hall or concert hall shall be $175. The fee for a license issued pursuant to this article for all other places of public amusement shall be $100.
Fees for licenses granted pursuant to this article after the first day of August in each year shall be 1/2 of the amount provided in § 118-5.
Any license issued pursuant to this article may, in the discretion of the Board of Commissioners, upon application therefor, be transferred from the place designated in the original application to some other place to be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
All licenses issued pursuant to this article shall terminate on the 31st day of December in each year.
Any license granted under the provisions of this article may be revoked by the Board of Commissioners when, in its judgment, the public good may require, on 10 days' notice to the holder thereof of a hearing before the Board of Commissioners for the purpose of revoking the same.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any show, exhibition or entertainment held by any charitable or religious body or any Police or Fire Department organization.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).