HACKENSACK -- Following is Hackensack's original liquor ordinance from 1934:
Village of Hackensack
Ordinance No. 19
June 13, 1934
To sell potable liquor containing more than 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight as beverage.
No sales to be made by anyone outside the dispensary or not employed by it.
Unlawful for anyone to mix or prepare liquor for consumption in any public place or place of business.
Unlawful to consume liquor in such places outside of the dispensary.
No liquor to be sold or consumed on a public highway or in an automobile.
Location and Operation:
In a leased or city owned building.
"Operator" will be in charge along with a "purchasing committee".
"Operator" and employees will serve at the will and wage level the council sets.
No minor person will be employed
Dispensary Fund Created
Hours of Operation - conform to state law
Conditions of Operation and Restrictions on Consumption:
Not permitted on the dispensary premises:
Pool or billiard tables.
Slot machines, dice or any other gambling device.
Any person of a known immoral character.
Any disorderly person.
Liquor will not be sold to any person in an intoxicated condition or to a minor.
The city health officer shall inspect the dispensary at least monthly.
No person shall be permitted to loaf or loiter about the dispensary habitually.
Convicted violators of the ordinance would pay up to $100 fine or, if they could not pay, would be "imprisoned in the city(village) lockup (or county jail) for not to exceed ninety (90) days, plus the costs of prosecution in any case."
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