Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
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GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 120.
Junked or abandoned motor vehicles — See Ch. 525.

§ 530.01 Unlicensed junk business prohibited.

[Ord. No. 224, passed 11-15-1955]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporations, partnerships, associations or firms, either as principal or agent, to engage in the operation and maintenance of junkyards, salvage yards and other places used and maintained for the collection, storage and disposal of used and secondhand goods and materials, including, but not by way of limitation, the business of dismantling, reconditioning and reselling of used and secondhand automobiles, trucks, tractors, trailers or other automotive equipment, anywhere within the Township unless and until a license for the operation and maintenance thereof has been first secured and license fee paid therefor to the Township, both as hereinafter provided.

§ 530.02 Granting and suspension of licenses.

[Ord. No. 143, passed 9-1-1937]
Licenses shall be issued yearly hereafter, beginning on the first day of January and ending the last day of December in each year or fractional part thereof. All parties, whether now engaging in or in the future wishing to engage in the junk business shall immediately make written application to the Secretary-Manager for a license fee to operate a junk business.

§ 530.03 Rules and regulations for licenses.

[Ord. No. 224, passed 11-15-1955; Res. No. 3-07, passed 4-11-2007]
A. 
The Board shall from time to time, by resolution, prescribe and adopt such rules and regulations for the licensing, operation and maintenance of businesses, establishments and uses required to be licensed hereunder as shall adequately protect the lives, health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Township, and no license for the operation and maintenance thereof shall be granted or issued except upon compliance by the applicant with all of the applicable requirements of such rules and regulations.
B. 
Each facility covered by this Chapter 530 shall employ reasonable means and procedures to make a record of each purchase of used and secondhand goods and materials that shall include the following information: (1) seller's name; (2) make, model, year, color and license number of vehicle making the delivery; (3) description of the goods and materials being sold and purchased; and (4) a copy of the photo identification of the seller.
1. 
The said transaction record shall be maintained on the premises for at least one year, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the Township Police Department within one week thereof, unless the seller was a "regular customer" of the facility covered by this Chapter 530. The term "regular customer" means a professional demolition company and/or a seller who has on more than one previous occasion sold similar goods and materials to the facility and is known to the operator of the salvage yard as a reputable business person or entity.
2. 
No salvage yard shall purchase goods and materials from minors, except for beverage cans.

§ 530.04 License fees and transferability.

[Ord. No. 437, passed 2-12-1997]
The license fee for the operation and maintenance of a junk business shall be such amount as is established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. Licenses granted shall not be transferable.

§ 530.05 Revocation of licenses.

[Ord. No. 224, passed 11-15-1955]
The Board may revoke any license granted under the provisions hereof when it shall find and determine that any such business, establishment or use, licensed hereunder, is being or has been maintained or operated in violation of the rules and regulations adopted by said Board pursuant to the provisions hereof, provided, however, that no such license shall be revoked except after written notice to said licensee of the intention of the Board to revoke said license and an opportunity to be heard at a regular or special meeting of the Board convened not less than 10 days following the mailing of such notice. In the event of said revocation, the unearned portion of the license fee shall be refunded to the licensee.

§ 530.06 Liability of licensee and Township.

[Ord. No. 143, passed 9-1-1937]
No right or privilege granted shall impose on or result in any liability to the Township, or relieve the licensee or grantee therefrom, with the same in effect as if no municipal sanction were received.

§ 530.07 Penalties for violation.

[Enacted at time of codification.]
The penalty for violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be in accordance with Section 120.07 of the Codified Ordinances.