Village of Orfordville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Orfordville 3-31-1992 as Title 7, Ch. 9 of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcohol beverages — See Ch. 100.
Fireworks — See Ch. 172.
Minors — See Ch. 152.
Nuisances — See Ch. 225.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 232.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 240.
A. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
DANCE
A public dance is any dance to which the public generally without restriction may gain admission with or without payment of a fee.
DANCE HALL
A public dance hall is any place at which a public dance is held.
B. 
License fee. The license fee shall be as set by the Village Board.
C. 
Exemptions. No license shall be required for dances conducted under the supervision and control of a public or parochial school or college, church, parent-teacher association, fraternal or social organization conducted on a nonprofit basis for its guests, or for any benevolent or fraternal organization operating a dance for benevolent or charitable purposes. At least five teachers or parents shall be present to supervise dances given by a parent-teacher association.
D. 
Investigation of premises. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall refer all applications for dance or dance hall licenses to the Chief of Police and the Building Inspector, who shall inspect the premises proposed to be licensed to see that such premises comply with all Village ordinances and state laws and health regulations. Such officers shall report in writing to the Village Clerk-Treasurer their recommendations as to issuance of the license.
E. 
Sanitation and lighting. All public dance halls shall be kept at all times in a clean, healthy and sanitary condition, and all stairways and other passages, and all rooms connected with a dance hall, shall be kept open and well lighted.
F. 
Stopping dances. The Chief of Police, or any law enforcement officer or other person of competent authority, shall cause the place, hall or room where any dance or ball is held to be vacated whenever any law of the Village or state with regard to public dances and public halls is being violated or whenever any indecent act shall be committed or when any disorder of a gross, violent or vulgar character shall take place.
G. 
Law to be obeyed. The owner of every hall, room or other space rented or used for public dances, as well as the person or association giving the dance, shall see that the provisions of this section and all other laws and regulations relating to public dances and public dance halls are complied with.
H. 
Duties of floor manager. Any person conducting a public dance or renting a public dance hall shall have a person in control of the premises continuously from a half hour before dancing begins until the dance hall is closed. The floor manager shall see that decency and good taste are maintained and that disorderly or objectionable conduct is not tolerated and shall take efficient steps promptly to remove objectionable persons and stop objectionable practices.
I. 
Closing hours. All public dances shall be discontinued and all public dance halls closed on or before 2:00 a.m., except on January 1 when the hour shall be 3:00 a.m.
A. 
Definition. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT
Any sporting activity, show, theater, circus, carnival, concert or similar activity to which the public is admitted upon payment of an admission fee or other thing of value.
B. 
License fee. The license fee shall be as set by the Village Board.
C. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Whenever any public entertainment is part of a larger public entertainment or is conducted on premises which are licensed hereunder, no additional license shall be required.
(2) 
Entertainments of a scientific, historical or literary character or entertainments conducted under the management of citizens of the Village for religious, cultural, scientific or charitable purposes or authorized school or college functions shall not be required to obtain a license.
A. 
Definitions. The following terms shall have the following meanings when used in this section:
ENTERTAINMENT/AMUSEMENT/VENDING DEVICE
Any machine, including, without limitation, a pinball machine, a jukebox, or a game, including but not limited to a pool table, a billiard table, a foosball table, a shooting gallery or miniature golf course, which upon the insertion of a coin or slug operates or may be operated for use as a game, contest, amusement or entertainment of any description. Such definition shall also include any machine or game as enumerated above for which a fee is charged and given to an operator or an employee of said operator who then allows the use of such machine or game.
OPERATOR
Any person, firm or corporation owning, operating or managing one or more entertainment/amusement/vending devices installed or set up for use in the Village.
B. 
Age limit. No license shall be issued to a person under the age of 18 years.
C. 
Vending machine location. No vending machine shall be located outside of a building in the R-1 Residence District.
D. 
Licensing form.
(1) 
Licenses required. Any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation owning, installing, maintaining or permitting the maintenance of any such entertainment/amusement/vending device on premises owned or under the control, supervision or management of such person, firm, corporation, association or partnership shall license such entertainment/amusement/vending device.
(2) 
Fees.
(a) 
Entertainment/amusement/vending devices: as set by the Village Board.
(b) 
Entertainment/amusement/vending premises where five or more machines are located at a business establishment: as set by the Village Board.
(3) 
Information. The license applicant shall submit such information as shall be required by the Village Clerk-Treasurer to the Village Clerk-Treasurer to permit the Clerk-Treasurer to properly identify the entertainment/amusement/vending device, operator or premises to be licensed.
(4) 
Registration symbol. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall issue to the applicant an appropriate registration symbol of such form and design as shall permit the same to be securely attached to any entertainment/amusement/vending device licensed.
E. 
Transfer. The Village Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to permit the transfer of the license issued for one entertainment/amusement/vending device to another entertainment/amusement/vending device upon a good and proper showing that the entertainment/amusement/vending device for which such license is transferred has been taken out of use in the Village and upon the payment of a transfer fee as set by the Village Board, and no such entertainment/amusement/vending device so taken out of use in the Village shall be placed back in use until a license has been secured for the same.
F. 
Record. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall keep an appropriate record of the licensing of each entertainment/amusement/vending device showing the name and number and such other information as he deems necessary concerning each machine or game license. He shall also keep a similar record of all entertainment/amusement/vending devices for which transfers have been issued or authorized.
G. 
Wagering and prizes not allowed. No operator or employee of an operator shall permit the wagering or gambling of money, goods or merchandise upon the result of a game or machine played, or upon the test of skill, nor shall any such person, for himself or for any other operator or employee, pay any money, goods, merchandise or tokens to any person playing the entertainment/amusement/vending device. All other ordinances of the Village relative to gambling and the effect of gambling devices shall remain in full force and effect.
H. 
Operator's responsibilities.
(1) 
All buildings containing entertainment/amusement/vending devices shall be kept at all times in a clean, healthy and sanitary condition and all stairways and other passages and all rooms connected with said premises shall be kept open and well lighted.
(2) 
The premises and area immediately surrounding any building containing an entertainment/amusement/vending device shall be kept at all times in a clean, healthy and sanitary condition.
(3) 
The operator of any entertainment/amusement/vending device shall be held responsible for the full compliance of the requirements of this section and any violation of this section which may occur in his premises, whether he participated in such violation or not.
I. 
Police action.
(1) 
License deemed entry consent. Any law enforcement officer may, in the discharge of his duties, enter, at any time, any premises in which an entertainment/amusement/vending device is located. The application for a license or registration is deemed to be a consent to such entry.
(2) 
Seizure. Any law enforcement officer may seize or cause to be seized any entertainment/amusement/vending device upon which there is not affixed the proper registration symbol.
J. 
Registration symbol; alteration unlawful. Any person who counterfeits, changes or alters any registration symbol or who transfers such registration symbol from one entertainment/amusement/vending device to another without having previously registered such transfer with the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall, upon conviction, be penalized in the manner and to the extent as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-5.