[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Green Tree 10-7-1940 by Ord. No. 248 (Ch. 860 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 11-18-1974 by Ord. No. 831]
As used in this chapter:
- A music vending device which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc, key or the like into a slot, crevice or other opening, operates or may be operated for the emission of song, music or similar entertainment or amusement.
- MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE
- A device, other than a jukebox, which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc, key or the like, may be operated for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score and whether or not a prize is offered. "Mechanical amusement device" shall not include any gambling device or any mechanism that has been judicially determined to be a gambling device.
No person shall, at any time, have in his or her possession in the Borough any mechanical amusement or musical device without first obtaining a license therefor as provided in this chapter.
Any person wishing to procure the license required in § 115-2 shall apply therefor in writing to the Borough Secretary. The application shall set forth the applicant's name and place of residence, together with his or her present and previous occupations and the length of residence at the present and previous places of residence, the name of the owner of the premises upon which the mechanical amusement or musical device will be used and installed, and, if the owner of the premises is not the applicant, then the applicant shall set forth the length of time for which the premises have been leased. The applicant shall also set forth the name of the manufacturer and the nature of the machine to be installed and used.
No license required by § 115-2 shall be granted until five days after the date of the delivery of the application to the Borough Secretary, during which time the Secretary may, at his or her discretion, investigate the facts set forth in the application.
Nothing in this chapter shall in any way be construed to authorize, license or permit any gambling or any mechanism that has been judicially determined to be a gambling device, that is in any way contrary to law or that may be contrary to any future law of the commonwealth.
[Added 12-6-1982 by Ord. No. 1000]
No license required by § 115-2 shall be issued until the applicant pays an annual fee therefor to the Borough Secretary of $150 for each device installed and used pursuant to this chapter, for which amount such license shall be in effect until December 31 of each year.
Upon the payment of the license fee provided for in § 115-6, the Borough Secretary shall issue a disc or plate setting forth legibly the number of the license for each mechanical amusement or musical device so licensed, which disc or plate shall be attached and fastened to the respective device in a conspicuous place.
The license required by § 115-2, if granted, shall permit the holder thereof to transfer the disc or plate carrying the license number to mechanical amusement or musical devices other than the particular device for which the plate or disc was issued, provided that each license shall cover only one device at any one time, and provided also that, at the time of making any such transfer, the holder of the license shall notify the Borough Secretary, in writing, of the transfer and shall set forth in such notification the name of the manufacturer and the nature, of the substituted device.