Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 5-18-1936, Ch. 3 of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Reducing alcoholism and drug abuse — See Ch. 45.
Alcohol-free activities for youth — See Ch. 75.
Places of amusement — See Ch. 88.
Cigarette vending machines — See Ch. 117.
Food-handling establishments — See Ch. 142.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 179.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 188.
Alcohol in recreation areas — See Ch. 205.
Alcohol on public streets — See Ch. 230, Art. VI
Service of alcohol at sidewalk cafes — See Ch. 230, Art. VII, § 230-55O.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Alcoholic beverages generally — See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
Issuance of licenses — See N.J.S.A. 33:1-19.
A. 
The Township Council shall constitute the issuing authority for the granting of all licenses under this chapter.
B. 
The Township Clerk is authorized to issue a license after the license has been approved by the Township Council.
C. 
All licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to the rules and regulations, terms and conditions herein set forth.
[Amended 10-4-1954]
A. 
The classes of licenses to be issued by the Township are hereby fixed as follows:
(1) 
Plenary retail consumption licenses.
(2) 
Plenary retail distribution licenses.
(3) 
Club licenses.
B. 
No other class of license shall be granted.
[Amended 11-19-1951; 10-4-1954; 3-20-1967 by Ord. No. 67-7]
The maximum number of plenary retail consumption, plenary retail distribution and club licenses to be granted and issued under this chapter shall be as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption licenses: nine.
B. 
Plenary retail distribution licenses: two.
C. 
Club licenses: two.
[Amended 10-4-1954; 6-3-1957; 5-19-1958; 5-4-1959; 4-18-1960; 12-18-1972 by Ord. No. 72-21; 11-19-1973 by Ord. No. 73-26; 3-1-1976 by Ord. No. 76-2; 3-19-1984 by Ord. No. 84-213]
A. 
The fee for each plenary retail consumption license shall be $2,002 per annum.
[Amended 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-283; 2-4-1988 by Ord. No. 88-306; 3-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-766]
B. 
The fee for each plenary retail distribution license shall be $1,174 per annum.
[Amended 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-283; 2-4-1988 by Ord. No. 88-306; 3-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-766]
C. 
The fee for each club license shall be $150 per annum.
No license under this chapter shall be approved or issued except after written application has been presented in such form and after such notice as is required by Title 33 of the Annotated Statutes and the amendments thereof and supplements thereto.
[Amended 12-6-1948; 9-7-1976 by Ord. No. 76-21]
No licensee shall sell, serve, deliver or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverage or allow, permit or suffer the consumption of any alcoholic beverage on any licensed premises during the following hours:
A. 
On New Year's Day or Christmas Day, when it is a weekday, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
B. 
On New Year's Day or Christmas Day, when it is a Sunday, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
C. 
On other weekdays between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
D. 
On other Sundays between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
[Added 12-6-1948]
During the hours that sales are prohibited by § 83-6, the entire licensed premises shall also be closed. This requirement shall not apply to: hotels, restaurants as defined in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1t and clubs as defined in N.J.S.A. 33:1-12, Subdivision 5, and State Regulation No. 7.
[Amended 12-6-1948]
All dance halls in which, or adjoining which, alcoholic beverages are sold shall observe the closing hours and closing requirement set forth in §§ 83-6 and 83-7. The exception in favor of hotels, restaurants and clubs set forth in § 83-7 shall not apply to dance halls in such establishments.
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Editor's Note: Former § 83-9, Interior of premises to be open to public view, was repealed 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 04-621.
All licenses granted pursuant to this chapter shall be displayed conspicuously in the licensed premises.
[Amended 8-1-1938; 7-6-1961; 12-18-1972 by Ord. No. 72-20]
No licensee shall employ any person under 18 years as a bartender; nor shall any licensee, except a retail licensee conducting a bona fide hotel or public restaurant, employ any person under 18 as an entertainer, singer, dancer, performer, actor, player in an orchestra or one engaging in any performance or entertainment conducted in the licensed premises; nor employ any person in violation of the labor laws or other statutes of this state.
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Editor's Note: Former § 83-12, Restrictions on female employees, was repealed 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 04-621.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
No licensee shall sell, serve or deliver or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverages, directly or indirectly, to any person under the age prescribed by law or state regulation for the purchasing of alcoholic beverages, mental defective, habitual drunkard or intoxicated person. No licensee shall permit any such persons to congregate in or about the licensed premises.
[Amended 7-6-1961]
No person shall be served in any back room or side room which is not open to the use of the public generally; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit serving of alcoholic beverages in private dining rooms of bona fide hotels and restaurants.
The licensee shall maintain quiet and orderly premises and shall not permit any immoral or indecent conduct or behavior within the licensed premises.
A copy of this chapter shall be displayed conspicuously in the licensed premises.
[Added 12-6-1948]
No licensee shall serve any alcoholic beverages other than that which is ordered or substitute a nonalcoholic beverage when an alcoholic beverage has been ordered.
[Added 12-6-1948]
No licensee shall allow, permit or suffer himself or any other person to work in any capacity on the licensed premises while actually or apparently intoxicated.
[Amended 12-17-1962; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.