[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 8-11-1980 as Ord. No. 1980:385 (Ch. 43 of the 1967 Code); amended in its entirety 5-26-1993 by Ord. No. 1993:653. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-51, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter may issue a license to any qualified organization, as that term is defined in N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1, to hold and operate the specific kind of game or games of chance commonly known as a "raffle" or "raffles" played by drawing for prizes or the allotment of prizes by chance, by the selling of shares or tickets or rights to participate in such game or games and by conducting the game or games accordingly when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses and, in the case of senior citizen associations and clubs, to the support of these organizations and for any such organization or association, church, congregation, society, club, company or squad when so licensed (or without any license when a senior citizen association or club holds, operates and conducts games of chance solely for the amusement and recreation of its members under a special license issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-51.1) to hold, operate and conduct such game of chance by its active members pursuant to law and such license in the Borough of Closter and to sell shares or tickets or rights to participate in such game or games of chance therein and under such conditions and regulations for the supervision and conduct thereof as shall be prescribed by the rules and regulations duly adopted from time to time by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, but only when the entire net proceeds thereof are devoted to the uses aforestated, and for any person or persons to participate in and play such games of chance conducted under any such license.
The above provision shall apply to games of chance as stated therein seven (7) days a week, including Sundays.
[Amended 10-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:1197; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
Each applicant for a license shall file with the Borough Clerk a written application as provided for in N.J.S.A. 5:8-52 and N.J.A.C. 13:47 (Form 2R-A). State license fees shall be as set forth in N.J.S.A. 5:8-53. Municipal fees shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.9 and N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.10; except that the fee for a one-year license for an instant raffle game shall be $20.