Unless inconsistent with the context, words, terms and phrases used in this article shall be defined and construed as follows:
(a) “Public Billiard Hall” shall include all rooms, halls or places where any games of billiards or pool are played and where charges are made for playing such games either directly or indirectly;
(b) “Limited Public Billiard Hall” is a public billiard shall as above defined in which no cereal malt beverage shall be sold or consumed and which may be conducted with other recreational business;
(c) “Keeper” shall include owner, proprietor, manager, agent or any person, partnership or corporation having the management or control of a public billiard hall;
(d) “Billiards” shall also include pool in all its forms as well as billiards in all its forms.
(Ord. 3321, Sec. 1)
It shall be unlawful for the keeper of any public billiard hall in the city to have or permit any screen, curtain, partition or any other device before any window or door, or in any other part of such billiard hall calculated to or which will in any manner obstruct a plain view of the tables and of the interior of such billiard hall from the street, or to have or permit any other than transparent glass in any window or door of such billiard hall, or to have any of the windows or doors of such billiard hall frosted, stained or painted or the view through the glass in any of such windows or doors in any manner obstructed or to permit the same to be done.
(Code 1977, 12-402)
It shall be unlawful for the keeper of any public billiard hall in the city to play or permit to be played any games of chance in such billiard hall, or to bet or gamble or to permit betting or gambling in any form in such billiard hall, or to conduct or permit to be conducted any raffle, or lottery of any kind in such billiard hall.
(Ord. 3321, Sec. 2)
It shall be unlawful for the keeper of any public billiard hall in the city to keep, serve, give away, drink or to permit to be kept, served, given away or drunk any intoxicating liquors in such billiard hall or to suffer or permit any person to loiter, or be in such billiard hall who is under the influence of intoxicating liquors.
(Code 1977, 12-404)
No person under 18 years of age shall be permitted to visit, remain, play or be employed in a public billiard hall, but shall be permitted to so visit, remain, play and be employed in a limited public billiard hall.
(Ord. 3321, Sec. 3)
Application for a license under this chapter for the operation of a limited public billiard hall shall meet all the requirements of this chapter, except that limited public billiard halls shall be exempt from the requirements of section 12-408 as to time of opening and closing of public billiard-halls.
(Ord. 3321, Sec. 3)
It shall be unlawful for the keeper of any public billiard hall in the city to permit any known gambler, bootlegger or vagrant to loaf or loiter in the billiard hall.
(Code 1977, 12-407)
It shall.be unlawful for the keeper of any public billiard hall in the city to permit any games of billiards or pool or any other games to be played in the billiard hall either for amusement or compensation later than 11:30 p.m. or earlier than 6:30 a.m. or at any time on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday.
(Code 1977, 12-408)
It shall be unlawful for any person to use loud, indecent, vulgar or profane language in any billiard hall in the city, or to conduct himself or herself in a boisterous, belligerent, tumultuous or offensive manner in such billiard hall, or for the keeper thereof to permit the same to be done.
(Code 1975, 12-409)
A copy of this article shall be posted and kept posted in a conspicuous place in every public billiard hall in the city, and the keeper of such billiard hall shall be responsible that this section is complied with.
(Code 1975, 12-410)
Before any person shall install, open, operate, conduct or maintain any billiard hall in the city, such person shall make written application to the city manager for a license setting forth in the application the name or names of such applicant, describing the room in general terms, giving the location in which it is proposed to conduct and operate such billiard hall, stating the number of billiard and pool tables proposed to be installed and affirming that if granted a license, the applicant or applicants will comply with all the provisions of this article and consenting to a revocation of the license and the right to operate such billiard hall in case the city manager, upon investigation, should find that such licensee has violated any of the provisions of this article.
(Code 1971, 12-411)
The city manager, after investigation of the fitness of such applicant to conduct such billiard hall and the suitability of the room or rooms for such purpose, may approve or disapprove the application. In the event the application is approved, the applicant shall pay to the city clerk a license fee of $30 per year, payable quarterly in advance on each and every billiard or pool table so kept in place, whether used or not, and the city clerk shall issue the applicant a license to conduct, maintain and operate a billiard hall in the room described in the application: provided, that the city manager shall approve no application to conduct a billiard hall other than on the ground floor or in any room that does not comply with the terms of this article.
(Ord. 3794, Sec. 18)
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding $100, and any keeper of such billiard hall violating any of the provisions of this article or persistently permitting the same to be done in his or her billiard hall, shall in addition thereto, suffer the revocation of his or her license.
(Code 1975, 12-413)