Borough of Mendham, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Mendham 4-19-1982 by Ord. No. 3-82 (Ch. 46 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 215.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Mendham have found and determined that it is in the best interests of the borough, in order to further the legislative purpose of good order and protection of the health, safety and welfare of the borough and its inhabitants, to provide for the regulation of amusement devices in the borough.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any machine, whether operated mechanically, electrically or by other means, or regardless of whether or not it registers scores or tallies, which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc or key, may be operated as a game or for entertainment or amusement. Examples of mechanical amusement devices include pinball machines, electronic target games, video games, Skee-Ball and mechanical grab machines. The preceding list is intended to be illustrative only, and the term "amusement device" shall include all games, machines or devices of a similar nature, regardless of what names are given to them.
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or club who, as the owner, lessee or operator, has under his or hers or its control any establishment, place or premises in or at which an amusement device or devices are placed or kept for use or play.
It shall be unlawful for a proprietor to place or keep, or allow to be placed or kept, any amusement device for use on the premises of which he or she is proprietor, except in conformity with the following regulations:
No more than one amusement device per each 60 square feet of otherwise unoccupied floor area shall be placed or kept for use on the premises.
No amusement device or devices shall be used of any such type or in any such number, manner or concentration so as to be audible beyond the walls of the premises wherein located.
No amusement device shall be operated before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. on any day, except that any device located on premises duly licensed for plenary retail consumption of alcoholic beverages may be operated during the legal hours of business under such license.
[Added 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 7-82]
A paid employee of the proprietor shall be on the premises and in the vicinity of an amusement device at all times while such device is in use.
[Added 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 7-82]
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to permit location or operation of amusement devices in contravention of any other applicable laws or codes (such as, but not limited to, fire codes, gambling laws, zoning regulations, nuisance laws, etc.). The regulations in this chapter shall be in addition to, and not instead of, any and all other applicable laws.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99; 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 3-07]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code