Chapter 85

Chapter 85

AMUSEMENTS

 

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fredonia: Art. I, 2-1-1919; Art. II, 6-13-1879. Amendments noted where applicable.]

GENERAL REFERENCES

Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 81.

Bingo — See Ch. 97.

Curfew — See Ch. 117.

Gambling — See Ch. 161.

Games of chance — See Ch. 165.

Peace and good order — See Ch. 213.

Skateboards — See Ch. 243.

Fees — See Ch. A312.

 

ARTICLE I

Poolhalls and Billiard Rooms; Bowling Alleys

[Adopted 2-1-1919]

~ 85-1. License required; procedure.

          A.     No person or persons shall operate within the corporate limits of the Village of Fredonia any pool or billiard room or any bowling alley for the playing of which any fee is charged without having procured a license from the Board of Trustees.

          B.     Such license may be issued by the Village Clerk upon instructions from the Board of Trustees and upon the payment of a fee pursuant to ~ 85-4 and shall be revocable at the discretion of the Board.

          C.     No owner of any building shall permit any portion of it to be used for such purpose, unless the same shall be licensed as above provided.

 

~ 85-2. Exemption from payment of fees.

  The provisions of this Article providing for the payment of fees shall not apply to any lodge, club or organization organized in good faith and whose privileges are extended only to members who pay a fixed sum as dues.

~ 85-3. Term of license; revocation; refund.

  All licenses shall expire one (1) year from the date of issue, unless revoked by the action of the Board, in which case a pro rata refund shall be made to the licensee. No refund shall be made for the fraction of one (1) month.

~ 85-4. Fee.[1]

  The annual fee shall be as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees[2] for each pool or billiard table or each bowling alley.

~ 85-5. Closing time. [Amended 2-9-1920]

  The time for closing for the night for all licensed billiard and pool rooms and bowling alleys in the village is hereby fixed at the hour of 12:00 midnight.

~ 85-6. Restrictions on minors. [Amended 2-9-1920]

No license shall permit any person actually or apparently under eighteen (18) years of age to engage in any game on such premises or to frequent such premises. A parent or guardian of any minor may serve written notice forbidding the licensee to permit such minor entering or frequenting such licensed premises.

~ 85-7. Penalties for offenses.[3]

  Any violation of this Article shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both. Each day that such violation occurs or continues shall be considered a separate offense.

ARTICLE II

Circuses and Exhibitions

[Adopted 6-13-1879]

~ 85-8. License required.

  The exhibition within the village of any caravan, circus, menagerie, natural or artificial curiosities, theater or show of any kind for which any sum of money or other valuable thing is charged, demanded or taken for admission thereto is hereby forbidden, unless a license or permit to make such exhibition is first obtained from the Trustees of the village.

~ 85-9. Penalties for offenses.[4]

  Any violation of this Article shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both. Each day that such violation occurs or continues shall be considered a separate offense.

[1] Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

[2]Editor’s Note: See Ch. A312, Fees.

[3]Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

[4]Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.