[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro 2-9-1971 by Ord. No. 3-71 as Ch. 48 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, firm, association, club or corporation shall maintain, operate, conduct or pursue the business or occupation of keeping any public room or place wherein the games commonly known as pool or billiards are played without having first obtained a license therefor from the Borough Council of the Borough of Glassboro as hereinafter provided.
An application for a license shall be filed with the Borough Clerk on forms to be furnished by him, which forms shall require to be included the following information:
The name and address of the applicant.
In the case of a partnership, it shall state the names and addresses of all partners.
In the case of a corporation, it shall state the names and addresses of the officers, directors and all stockholders presently holding stock and all who, for six months prior to the making of said application, have been officers, directors or stockholders.
In the case of clubs or associations, it shall state the names and addresses of all officers.
Whether or not the person or persons named in the application have ever been convicted of a violation of any federal, state or municipal law.
The location of the premises to be licensed.
The number of pool tables and billiard tables to be located upon the premises to be licensed.
All licenses herein provided for shall be issued by the Borough Clerk only after a resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Glassboro shall have been adopted approving said application and only after the payment of the license fee herein provided for. All such licenses shall be valid from the first day of January of the year in which the license is issued until the 31st day of December next after the same is issued, unless sooner revoked.
Such license shall bear the date of issue, the name of the licensee, the purpose for which issued and the location of the room or building wherein the licensee is authorized to carry on and conduct any such business. Such license shall not be transferable by the holder to any other person or persons, firm, association or corporation, but such license may be transferred by the holder to another address, provided that the licensee shall make written application for such transfer to the Borough Clerk and such transfer is approved by resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Glassboro.
The annual fees to be paid for such license are hereby fixed as follows:
The Borough Council of the Borough of Glassboro may suspend or revoke the license of any licensee on any one or more of the following grounds:
Violation of any of the laws of the State of New Jersey upon the licensed premises by the licensee or its agents, servants, employees or representatives.
Violation of any ordinance of the Borough of Glassboro upon the licensed premises by the licensee or its agents, servants, employees or representatives.
If said license was procured by fraudulent conduct or false statement of a material fact, or if a fact concerning the applicant was not disclosed at the time of filing the application where such fact would have constituted just cause for refusing to issue said license.
Permitting or suffering any activity upon the licensed premises which is or may be detrimental to the public health, safety, welfare or morals.
In all such cases, written notice of the charge or charges and the time and place of hearing thereon shall be served on the licensee either in person or by certified or registered mail addressed to the licensed premises. No revocation or suspension shall occur unless the licensee shall have been afforded an opportunity to be heard in his defense.
In the event any license is suspended or revoked, the licensee shall not be permitted the return of any portion of the license fee.
Any premises which shall be declared to be unsafe by the written report of the Building Inspector or a fire hazard by the written report of the Fire Marshal shall be deemed to be ineligible for a license.
No person under the age of 18 years shall be admitted to or permitted to play pool or billiards in any licensed premises or to frequent or lounge or congregate or gather in such room or place unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.
This chapter shall not apply to any religious, charitable, benevolent or nonprofit association or corporation which operates or maintains any pool or billiard table solely for the recreation and amusement of its members, provided such organization is bona fide in character and is not intended as a means or device for evading the terms and provisions of this chapter, nor shall this chapter apply to the keeping of any pool or billiard table in private residences.
There shall be conspicuously posted and displayed in any premises licensed under this chapter:
The license issued pursuant to this chapter;
A copy of this chapter, which shall be supplied to the licensee by the Borough Clerk; and
Not less than one sign giving notice that no person under the age of 18 years is permitted upon the licensed premises unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.
Any person or persons, firm, association, club or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $200 or confinement in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge; and each day such violation shall be continued shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.