Township of Clark, NJ
Union County
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[Derived from Sec. 4-16 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances, adopted 12-16-2002 by Ord. No. 02-27]
No person shall construct, maintain or operate a miniature golf course or practice tee grounds for driving golf balls, also known as "driving ranges," unless the person shall first obtain a license therefor from the Township Council as hereinafter provided. This article shall not apply to private miniature golf courses, putting greens or driving ranges constructed and maintained or operated by persons upon their own property for their own personal use and the use of their family and guests.
Any person desiring a license under this article shall make application on forms provided by the Township Clerk. The application shall show, in addition to the requirements of § 203-2:
The proposed location of the miniature golf course or driving range.
Parking facilities available therefor.
If, after public hearing, notice of which shall be advertised once in at least one newspaper circulating in the Township not less than one week before the date fixed for such hearing, the Township Council is satisfied as to the good moral character of the applicant and that the issuance will not be detrimental to the public welfare, morals and safety, it shall direct the Township Clerk to issue a license to the applicant stating the name and address of the licensee and the location of the licensed premises. The applicant shall, as a condition of such license, comply with all laws, ordinances, resolutions and regulations applicable to the construction, use and operation of such miniature golf course or driving range.
The license fee for the issuance of a license for each driving range and each miniature golf course shall be $500.
All licenses shall expire on December 31 following the date of issuance.
A license issued under this article may be transferred upon compliance by the transferee with all requirements for an applicant and upon payment of a transfer fee of $10.
No miniature golf course or driving range shall be operated or open to the public in any place licensed herein between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).