856.03  OPERATION; LICENSE REQUIRED.
   (a)   No individual, corporation or other entity shall establish a skill-based amusement arcade at any place of business or location unless such owner or operator applies for and receives a conditional use approval from the Planning Commission and City Council and a conditional use permit issued by the Building and Zoning Department.
   (b)   No individual, corporation or other entity shall be an operator of a skill-based amusement arcade at any place of business unless such operator holds a valid skill-based amusement arcade license.
   (c)   No individual, corporation or other entity shall permit or cause to be permitted any skill-based amusement device or game machine to be operated, placed into operation, moved into the area of play, or played, without displaying a current and valid City license tag.
   (d)   No skill-based amusement arcade shall add additional or replacement devices without proper inspection and licensing.
   (e)   No individual, corporation, or other entity shall play any skill-based amusement device unless it has attached to it a valid City license tag.
   (f)   No individual, corporation or other entity shall acquire, possess, control or operate any gambling device for the purpose of engaging in gambling as defined in Ohio R.C. 2915.02.
   (g)   No license shall be granted to a skill-based amusement arcade that will conduct its business at a location that is within 1,000 feet from the boundaries of a parcel of real estate having situated on it a school, public library, public playground, or 500 feet from any establishment that has been issued a liquor permit by the State of Ohio. This section shall not apply to any duly licensed skill-based amusement arcade locations in existence at the time a school, public library, public playground moves within 1,000 feet, or any establishment that has been issued a liquor permit by the State of Ohio moves within 500 feet, of said skilled-based amusement arcade. However, any change in ownership of the skill-based amusement arcade or change in location will remove said skill-based amusement arcade from this exception. "Change in ownership" in the case of a partnership or corporation for the purpose of this section means more than fifty percent change in partners or shareholders from the partners or shareholders owning the partnership or corporation as of the date the school, public library, or public playground moves within 1,000 feet, or any establishment that has been issued a liquor permit by the State of Ohio moves within 500 feet, of said skill-based amusement arcade.
(Ord. 68-2007.  Passed 11-12-07; Ord. 47-2014.  Passed 5-12-14.)