[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Woodruff 2-11-1986 as §§ 12.06 and 12.15 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall be applicable in this chapter:
- Any single premises or location at which more than five mechanical or electronic amusement devices are located.
- MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC AMUSEMENT DEVICE
- Any machine, device or game which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token or similar item, permits a person or operator to use the device as a game or contest of skill or amusement, whether or not the device registers a score, and which is not a gambling device. The term shall include, but not be limited to, jukeboxes, electronic or mechanical game machines, pinball machines and pool or billiard tables.
Any person owning or operating an arcade as defined above shall obtain an arcade license for the premises which shall permit the holder to operate or maintain the specified number of devices on the licensed premises.
The application shall contain the following information:
Name and address of the applicant.
Name and address of the person responsible for management of the arcade, including a list of such person's qualifications, experience and references, and the date, place and circumstances of conviction of violation of any local ordinance or state or federal law directly related to the activity proposed to be licensed.
Complete description of the premises.
Statement of the number of devices to be kept on the premises, describing each by make and type.
Name of owner of the machines.
Detailed operating plan, including hours of operation and manner of supervision to be provided.
Such other information as the Clerk may reasonably require.
If the Clerk is satisfied that the premises and management thereof meet the requirements of this chapter, the Clerk shall issue an arcade license to the applicant. The applicant shall display such license conspicuously on the premises at all times during which the arcade is in operation.
Premises to be safe and sanitary. No license shall be granted for any arcade unless the premises complies with all fire and building code requirements of the Town, county and state, provides adequate room for operation of the devices without blocking access and is an otherwise safe and sanitary environment.
Premises to be supervised. No mechanical or electronic amusement device or arcade license shall be granted unless the applicant therefor shows that the premises will be adequately supervised.
Orderly conduct required. The licensee shall maintain supervision of the premises in such a manner as to ensure that no disorderly conduct, gambling or other activity prohibited by local ordinance or state or federal law is permitted on such premises.
Offering of prizes or awards prohibited. No licensee under this chapter shall offer, advertise, make or give any reward, prize, money or thing of value to any person by reason of the operation of any mechanical or electronic amusement device.
Consent to inspection. An applicant for a license under this chapter thereby consents to the entry of police or authorized representatives of the Town upon the licensed premises at all reasonable hours for the purposes of inspection and search and consents to removal from the premises and introduction into evidence in prosecutions for violations of this chapter all things found therein in violation of this chapter or state law.
In addition to the revocation, suspension or nonrenewal of any license or permit issued under this chapter, any person found to be in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-3 of this Code.