[HISTORY: Derived from the 1969 Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spotswood (adopted by the Borough Council 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 278, as amended through 9/94) as indicated in article histories. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 127.
Article I Hours
[Derived from Sec. 7-14 of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances]
The purpose of this article is the regulation of the opening and closing hours of all business and commercial establishments to which the public is invited in the interest of the protection of the employees, patrons and the law enforcement officers. It has been determined that unprotected and understaffed business and commercial enterprises are prey to the criminal element in our society during the late night and early morning hours and that certain security devices must be provided in order to protect the general public who use these establishments.
The provisions and requirements of this article shall not apply to, nor include, any business or commercial establishment issued a license or permit for on-the-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages or permitted to carry on a business or commercial activity under the laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey or other municipal ordinance not inconsistent with the provisions of this article.
No business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited shall be open between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless there are two employees on continuous duty in that part of the business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited.
In addition thereto, the business or commercial establishment shall employ a security officer or the premises shall have in operation a security device approved by the Chief of Police of the Borough which may consist of a silent and/or audible burglar alarm connected to a central security monitoring system designed to activate police response; a closed circuit television connected to a central security monitoring system designed to activate police response or such other device which can be activated instantaneously to notify law enforcement officers that a crime or disorderly persons activity is in progress.
[Amended 2-6-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-02]
Any person who shall violate a provision of the article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.