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ORDINANCE NO. 19

(4-13-1937)

 

A proposed ordinance to amend ordinance # 19 as amended on the 13th day of April AD 1937.

 

TERMS OF ORDINANCE:

 

GAMES: Wherever used in this ordinance shall include billiard, pool, ball or bowling, cards, pinball, vending machines and all other electronic games.

 

OWNER: Shall mean any person, persons, corporation or association who owns, leases, manages, or maintains games, as defined above, for the purpose of providing an area for such for profit.

 

SECTION 1.

 

The Village of Nashville ordains that it shall not be lawful for any owner to keep or maintain, any place, resort, halls or rooms, wherein the public is permitted to play games, without first having obtained a license therefore, from the proper Village authorities.

 

SECTION 2.

 

That said license shall be good for a period of one (1) year from its date.  The Village authorities shall in no case issue such license until convinced the party or parties applying therefore are of good moral character, and shall not issue such license until the party or parties applying therefore, shall have paid the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the same.

 

SECTION 3.

 

Any person, persons, corporation, or association desiring to obtain such a license shall apply therefore in writing, setting forth that they are fully acquainted with the provisions of this ordinance and therein agreeing to fully comply with its provisions in each particular; also setting forth the place or places in which said business is proposed to be carried on and shall attach their

signatures to said application, which, together with said fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be deposited by them with the Clerk of said Village, who shall present the same to the Common Council thereof.  The said council shall approve or reject said application in its discretion, and may reject said application provided the location of said halls, rooms, or resorts are not approved by them or provided the party or parties, applying thereof are not of good moral character, or provided said party or parties, shall have been operating and doing business under this ordinance, and shall have failed to comply with any of its provisions.

 

If the application shall be approved, the Clerk of said Council shall recite all of the restrictions and regulations of this ordinance and issue a license to the party or parties applying therefore.  Such

license shall be displayed by the owners thereof in such hall, place or resort, so that the same will be visible to the public frequenters, of said place or places.

 

SECTION 4.

 

The owner of said games shall not allow intoxicating beverages or controlled substances, according to the State law of Michigan, on said property.

 

SECTION 5.

 

The owner of such games shall restrict students from playing games while school is in session.  All other hours shall be subject to Council approval.

 

SECTION 6.

 

Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who violates any term   or provision of this Ordinance is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punished by a civil fine of $50 for a first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $300 for a third or subsequent violation and shall be liable for the payment of costs in an amount of not less than $9.00 and not more than $500.

 

SECTION 7.

 

In case of violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance the council may in its desecration revoke said license and declare the money paid therefor, forfeited to the Village.

 

This Ordinance will take effect on the 17th day of June AD 1981.

 

We do hereby certify that the above and foregoing Ordinance was passed and approved by the Village of Nashville, Michigan upon the 28th day of May, 1981.

 

Susan M. Corkwell

Village Clerk