[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 3-21-1996 as Ord. No. 959-96. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared that the Township of Middle, in the County of Cape May, is a seashore resort municipally containing amusement and entertainment areas according to the customary understanding of such terms in and around said township, which areas are more particularly described in Schedule A annexed hereto.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to hold, operate or conduct or to allow, permit or suffer the holding, operation or conduct of any amusement game in the Township of Middle in the County of Cape May, unless and until a license therefor has been issued by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the State Commissioner of Amusement Games Control of the State of New Jersey and pursuant to the authority of this chapter. The fee for the amusement game license shall be $250.
On and after the adoption of this chapter, the annual license fees or charges for the holding, operating or conducting of any of the several classes of permissible amusement games shall be $250.
No licensee shall hold, operate, conduct or allow, permit or suffer the holding, operation or conduct of any amusement game on the licensed premises between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
The regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey, insofar as they relate to the holding, operation and conduct of amusement games in the Township of Middle, are hereby made a part of this chapter.
No licensee shall operate any loudspeaker within or without the premises which can be heard outside the premises.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a disorderly person and shall be subjected by the Municipal Court to a penalty not less than $500, nor more than $1,000 or up to 180 days community service, or up to 90 days in jail, or any combination thereof.