[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-25-1969 as Ch. 3, Art. I, of the 1969 Code]
No person, firm, association, corporation or group of persons shall conduct or operate a circus, theater or motion-picture theater or give shows or other exhibitions or performances, except in buildings owned by a public body, or keep billiard or poolrooms, bowling alleys, shooting galleries, skating rinks and other similar places of amusement or use any hall or place, other than a private home or public building owned by a public body, for dancing, whether in connection with some other use of the premises or otherwise or whether or not such dancing is open to the general public, without first obtaining a license therefor from the Town Clerk.
The applicant shall, in applying for said license, set forth the location of the premises to be used for the purposes of such amusement and the precise character and nature of the amusement to be conducted thereon and shall complete and file an application giving the following information: name of applicant, address of applicant, name of premises, location of premises, date of license, renewal date, fee, type of amusement (personal, charitable, benevolent, religious or nonprofit), date of amusement, request time of operation, location of amusement (indoor-private, indoor-public, outdoor-public or outdoor-private), type of amusement [number of persons performing, instrumental, vocal, mechanically reproduced sound (jukebox), electronically reproduced sound (amplification)] and whether a license has been previously issued or denied.
The fee for the issuance of such license shall be as set forth in Chapter A224, Fees. Subject to the provisions of § 137 of the Town Law, upon the receipt of such license fee, the Town Clerk shall issue a license specifying the use of the premises thereby authorized, and such license shall become effective from the date thereof until the first day of January next succeeding.
[Amended 10-27-1981 ]
Any conviction under this chapter shall be a violation and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AMUSEMENT GAME
- Any electronic, electrical or mechanical device used or designed to be operated for entertainment or as a game by the insertion of a piece of money, coin, token or other article or by paying money to have it activated. This definition excludes jukeboxes.
- GAME ROOM
- A building or place containing more than two amusement games. No person shall maintain or operate a game room in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
No person shall maintain or operate more than two amusement games; and games must be licensed under this article.
An application for license shall be made to the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk shall refer it to:
The Building Department to determine whether installation of such amusement devices comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. For that purpose, the Building Department representatives have the right to enter and inspect the premises during normal business hours.
The Chief of Police, to cause an investigation.
The conditions for licenses shall be stated as follows:
No cash awards shall be offered in any contest, tournament, league or individual play on any amusement game, and no such game shall be permitted to operate if said game delivers or may readily be converted to deliver to the player any piece of money, coin, token or slug.
No credit, allowance, check, token, slug or anything of value shall be offered or given to any player of any amusement game as a result of plays made thereon.
Licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year.
The fee for the initial license issued during 1982 shall be $10 for each amusement device.
The fees fixed herein may be modified from time to time by resolution of the Town Board only.
The Town Board may revoke an amusement device license for cause upon recommendation of the Police Chief or Building Inspector by giving written notice within 10 days.