[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 8-4-1930, Ch. 7, Art. 4, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Adoption of police ordinances — See N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29.
No person shall conduct for profit a miniature golf course, putting course or driving tee or driving range within the Township without having first obtained a license for that purpose from the Township Clerk.
No owner, occupant or other person having possession or care of any plot or lot of land or premises within the Township shall suffer or permit the operating or conducting of any miniature golf course, putting course or driving tees or driving ranges for profit unless a license therefor has first been obtained by the operator thereof.
All applications for licenses under this chapter shall be made in writing in the form prescribed or approved by the Township Clerk. The application shall be accompanied by a survey showing the dimensions of the property on which it is to be operated, the location of the miniature golf course and, if it is a driving range, the location of the teeing grounds.
The Township Clerk may deny the application for any of the following reasons:
That the location and use of the property covered by the application does not conform to all applicable ordinances of the Township, including this chapter.
That the applicant is not a proper or fit person to be licensed or is unable to conduct the operation for which the license is sought.
That the location of the miniature golf course, putting course or driving tee or driving range will be a hazard to life or property.
That the operation of said enterprise will affect the health, morals or safety of the public.
That the property covered by the application is not sufficiently large to contain the activity without creating a nuisance to nearby property owners.
That a prior license issued to the applicant of the type required by this chapter had been suspended or revoked.
The fee per annum for a license under this chapter shall be:
No license shall be issued for a period longer than the calendar year. Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued.
[Amended 12-15-1947; 8-21-1950]
All licensed miniature golf courses and putting courses shall close at 12:30 a.m. each day except Sunday, and at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, and remain closed until 8:00 a.m. following the aforesaid closing hours.
All licensed driving tees or driving ranges shall close at 1:30 a.m. each day and remain closed until 8:00 a.m., except that any driving tee located within 300 feet of any residence shall close at 12:30 a.m. each day.
[Added 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Township Clerk may appeal such decision to the Township Council by notifying the Township Clerk of the intent to appeal within 10 days of the applicant's receipt of such adverse decision. The Township Council shall then schedule a hearing on such appeal within 30 days of receipt of the notice to appeal, at which time the applicant may present such evidence as he desires to establish his grounds for appeal. Said appeal shall be decided by a majority vote of the Council and this decision will be considered final.
In addition to the penalty prescribed in § 153-10, any license issued under this chapter may be revoked or suspended by the Council, after notice and hearing, upon any of the following grounds:
The licensee has created a nuisance in the operation of the licensed activity.
The licensee has made false statements in the application for a license or in its accompanying documents.
The licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter.
Such other grounds as may be deemed advisable for the public welfare.
[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.