[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Westerly 8-13-1991 by Ch. No. 983 as §§ 7-7 and 7-8 of the 1991 Code (as amended through Ch. No. 1059); amended in its entirety 2-8-2010 by Ch. No. 1706. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, or corporation shall engage in the business of keeping billiard tables, bagatelle tables, pool tables, scippio tables or any tables of similar character for public use or profit without first obtaining a license in accordance with § 158-2. No such license shall be granted to a proprietor of three or more pool tables until a public hearing has been held by the Licensing Board, notice of which shall be given by advertising at least one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town. The notice shall contain the name of the applicant, the location for which the license is required, the date, time, and place of the hearing and shall state that remonstrants are entitled to be heard. The expense of such advertising shall be borne by the applicant.
This provision for a public hearing shall not apply to licenses for less than three pool tables or to existing licenses or to renewals of licenses.
No licenses shall be issued to any applicant unless he shall be over 18 years of age.
All licenses granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter are subject to the prior approval of proper authorities as specified in § 158-3.
The proprietor shall at all times maintain good order and shall not permit any disturbances, congestion or loitering upon the licensed premises. The Director of Public Safety shall determine whether and to what extent additional police protection will be required for the event or entertainment area for purposes of traffic, crowd control and security. In making this determination, the Director of Public Safety shall consider those factors set out in the application for permit. If additional police protection for the event is deemed necessary by the Director of Public Safety, he shall so inform the applicant for the permit. The Director of Public Safety shall provide the number of police officers determined to be necessary. All police officers so assigned or provided shall be at the sole expense of the applicant.
Pursuant to RIGL 5-2-13, no licensed proprietor shall permit the use of any table by any minor under the age of 18 years in any facility in which alcoholic beverages are served. In any facility in which alcoholic beverages are not served, a licensed proprietor may allow a minor 16 years of age or older to use any table.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]