Article 2. Amusements

§10-201   Falls City Code   §10-206

Article 2. Amusements

§10-201   BILLIARD HALLS, POOL HALLS, AND BOWLING ALLEYS; REGULATION.  It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, to own, maintain, or operate any billiard hall, pool hall, or bowling alley for profit without having first obtained a license from the Municipality.  Any person desiring a license shall file a written application with the Municipal Clerk upon an application form supplied by the Municipality.  Said application form shall contain such information and documents, or copies thereof, as the Governing Body deems necessary to determine whether to grant or reject the application.  Upon the determination that the granting of the license would be beneficial to the Municipality, the Governing Body shall immediately direct the Municipal Clerk to issue the license to the applicant upon the payment of a fee set by resolution of the Governing Body.  Said license shall be subject to revocation at any time for good and sufficient cause by the Governing Body upon the issuance of proper notice, and a hearing if the licensee should make such a request.  Any person or persons so licensed shall be subject to any bond, fees, or other rules and regulations as may be set by resolution of the Governing Body for the benefit of the Municipality.  The certificate of license shall recite the name of the applicant, the date issued, the number of pool tables, billiard tables, or bowling alleys, together with the occupation tax paid for each table or alley.  The license shall terminate at the end of the Municipal fiscal year during which it is granted or issued, and shall not be assignable.  (Ref.  17-120, 17-524 RS Neb.)  

§10-202   BINGO; REGULATION.  Games of bingo shall be conducted within the Municipality in accordance with all laws of the Municipality and the State of Nebraska if the said game of bingo is played for or involves profit or gain.  Any association duly licensed by the State of Nebraska to conduct the game of bingo shall obtain a written permit from the Governing Body before commencing operation of said game.  Application shall be made to the Municipal Clerk for such permit.  Said application form shall contain such information and documents or copies thereof as the Governing Body deems necessary to determine whether to grant or reject the application.  Upon the determination that granting the application would be proper, the Governing Body shall immediately direct the Municipal Clerk to issue the said license to the applicant upon the payment of an annual permit fee of twenty dollars ($20.00).  Said license shall be subject to revocation at any time for good cause.  Any person or persons, so licensed, shall be subject to any other fees, rules, and regulations which the Governing Body may designate.  All permits so issued will automatically expire on September thirtieth (30th), following its issuance or renewal.  The fee for each renewal unless otherwise prescribed shall be in the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00).  Said fee shall be credited to the General Fund. The permit shall be on display at any place where a game of bingo is conducted.  (Ref.  9-236 RS Neb) (Amended: Ord. #2004-104)

§10-203   BINGO; TAX. Repealed by Ordinance No. 99-129.

§10-204  BINGO; QUARTERLY REPORT.   Repealed by Ordinance No. 99-129.

§10-205   BINGO; REVOCATION OF PERMIT.  Any permit issued under this Article may be revoked or suspended by the Governing Body for cause when the State license has been revoked or suspended, but such revocation or suspension order shall be identical in substance with that issued by the State of Nebraska.  

§10-206  BINGO; INCORPORATED REGULATION.  All applicable State statutes as they now exist or may hereafter be amended shall be, and will constitute, a part of this Article as if repeated verbatim herein, and violation of any State statute will be a distinct and separate offense against the Municipality as well as against the State.  Violators thereof shall be separately prosecuted by the Municipality for each of such offenses, and if convicted, shall be deemed to be guilty of an offense.  (Ref.  9-201 through 9-266 RS Neb.)          

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