POOL HALLS AND BILLIARD PARLORS
Section 610.010. Definitions. [Ord. No. 145 §1, 9-17-1974]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein.
CITY — The City of Goodman, Missouri.
LICENSEE — A person having a City license in full force and effect issued hereunder for a pool hall or billiard parlor.
POOL HALLS AND BILLIARD PARLORS — Any premises open to the public wherein there are located for play billiard tables and all similar tables upon which balls or cues are used.
Section 610.020. License Required. [Ord. No. 145 §2, 9-17-1974]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a pool hall or billiard parlor or pool tables within the City without first having secured a license therefore, provided, that this Section shall not apply to any person having set up in his/her own private residence any one (1) of such tables for his/her own private use and for the use of his/her family.
Section 610.030. Application For License. [Ord. No. 145 §3, 9-17-1974]
The application for a license pursuant to this Chapter shall set out the name of the proposed operator and the premises to be occupied by the same.
Section 610.040. Qualifications of Licensee. [Ord. No. 145 §4, 9-17-1974]
No license pursuant to this Chapter shall be issued to any persons unless the applicant for such license shall be of good moral character. No person who has been convicted of a violation of the drug laws of this or any other State shall be eligible for a license.
Section 610.050. Application — Investigation — Approval — Issuance. [Ord. No. 145 §5, 9-17-1974]
The application for a license to operate a pool hall or billiard parlor shall be made to the City Collector who shall notify the City Marshall of the application. The City Marshall shall within a period of not more than ten (10) days make an investigation as to the provocations of the applicant as a licensee and shall report his/her findings to the Board of Aldermen. The City Collector shall have the power to issue licenses to operators of pool halls and billiard parlors when the application for such license shall have been
approved by a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen and when the requirements of this Chapter have been fulfilled.
Section 610.060. License Fee — Amount — When Payable — Prorating — Expiration Date of License. [Ord. No. 145 §6, 9-17-1974; Ord. No. 181 §6, 12-2-1980]
Operators of pool halls and billiard parlors shall pay a license fee to the City of Goodman at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per table for each table available for play in such pool hall or billiard parlor. Fees for all licenses pursuant to this Chapter issued by the City Collector shall be payable in advance. All such licenses shall expire on the thirtieth (30th) day of June of each year and regardless of what month they may have been issued in; provided, that any license issued after the thirty-first (31st) day of December shall expire as aforesaid, but the charge therefore shall be one-half (½) of the yearly license fee.
Section 610.070. Transferability. [Ord. No. 145 §7, 9-17-1974]
No license issued pursuant to this Chapter shall be transferable to another operator, nor shall it be valid if used by the same operator in a location other than that stated in the original application therefor.
Section 610.080. Revocation and Reinstatement. [Ord. No. 145 §8, 9-17-1974]
Upon the conviction of any person for the violation of this Chapter, such conviction shall automatically revoke any license such convicted person may have to operate within the City any pool hall or billiard parlor. When any license to operate a pool hall or billiard parlor has been revoked, the person desiring to have such license reinstated shall file with the City Collector an application stating why a new license should be issued to him/her. The City Collector, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, shall reissue such license to operate a pool hall or billiard parlor within the City upon the payment of another license fee in the amount of seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
Section 610.090. Operating Without A License. [Ord. No. 145 §9, 9-17-1974]
Each day that any pool hall or billiard parlor regulated by this Chapter shall operate without having obtained a City license shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense under this Chapter.
Section 610.100. Minors, Consent Required Under Age Sixteen — Alcoholic Beverages Served On Premises, Must Be Over Twenty-One, Violations, Penalty — Exceptions.
A. No licensed keeper of any table described in Section 318.010, RSMo., shall allow any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to play on any such table without first having obtained the permission of such person’s parent or guardian.
B. No licensed keeper of any table described in Section 318.010, RSMo., who serves alcoholic beverages or intoxicating wines and liquors in the establishment where the table is found shall allow any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years to play upon such table; provided however, that this Subsection shall not apply to
establishments where such tables described in Section 318.010, RSMo., are separate from the location where alcoholic beverages are served.
C. Any person who violates this Section is guilty of an infraction for each violation.
Section 610.110. Operating On Sunday or After Midnight. [Ord. No. 145 §11, 9-17-1974]
No pool hall or billiard parlor shall be operated on Sunday or any day at a later hour than 12:00 Midnight.
Section 610.120. Dispensing and Etc., Alcoholic Beverages. [Ord. No. 145 §12, 9-17-1974]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any pool hall or billiard parlor to dispense, sell or give any intoxicating liquor, beer or any other alcoholic beverage or to allow the same to be consumed on the premises where such tables are operated.
Section 610.130. Dispensing and Etc., Drugs and Controlled Substances. [Ord. No. 145 §13, 9-17-1974]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any pool hall or billiard parlor to dispense, sell or give away any drugs or controlled substances as defined by Chapter 195, RSMo., or to allow the same to be consumed or used on the premises where such tables are operated.
Section 610.140. Posting of Rules Pursuant To Chapter. [Ord. No. 145 §15, 9-17-1974]
Rules for the operation of pool halls and billiard parlors as set out in this Chapter shall be posted at a conspicuous place in the room used for play in such establishment.