Borough of West View, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Borough of West View 4-9-1963 by Ord. No. 1067 (Ch. 66 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Amusement devices — See Ch. 98.

Admissions tax — See Ch. 260, Art. II.

§ 145-1
License or permit required; fees. 

§ 145-2
Prohibited purposes; revocation of license. 

§ 145-3
Exceptions. 

§ 145-4
Payment of annual license fee. 

§ 145-5
Violations and penalties. 

§ 145-1 License or permit required; fees.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall act, exhibit, play or perform in any opera, circus, menagerie or exhibition of animals, panorama, dancing hall or riding of horses, or conduct any amusement park, moving picture theater, billiard room or bowling alley or any other entertainment, show or amusement of whatsoever nature within the Borough of West View, for which money or other reward is in any manner demanded or received, without a license or permit for that purpose or for any of the foregoing purposes until:

A. 

The management thereof has first obtained from the Secretary of the Borough of West View a license or permit which shall express the purpose or purposes for which said license or permit is issued.

B. 

There shall be paid, for the use of said Borough, the sum of $100 for each and every license or permit used for 24 hours or any part thereof, or $2,500 for each and every license or permit for one year, or any part thereof exceeding one day, except as provided below:

[Amended 3-9-1971 by Ord. No. 1132]

(1) 

Public dance halls. By reason of the relative brevity of public dances and the small amount of public protection required in the supervision thereof, the license fee for public dance halls, the floor space of which is not more than approximately 6,700 square feet, shall be $20 per evening or $1,000 per year.

[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

(2) 

Moving pictures. By reason of the peculiar character of moving picture theaters, nickelodeons and theater entertainment, in that they require little public protection and supervision and are ordinarily shown throughout the year primarily for the enjoyment of the residents of the Borough, the license or permit fee shall be $10 for one evening's moving picture entertainment or $1,000 per year.

[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

(3) 

Pool or billiard tables. By reason of the type and character of pool and billiard rooms and bowling alleys, the annual license or permit fee for the first pool or billiard table shall be the sum of $20 per year and $10 for each additional table, and the annual license or permit fee for bowling alleys shall be $10 for the first alley and $2 for each additional alley.

[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

§ 145-2 Prohibited purposes; revocation of license.

The Secretary of the Borough shall not issue any license or permit for any of the foregoing purposes if the same is of immoral or indecent nature or against the peace or safety of the Borough, and any such license so used may at any time be revoked or annulled.

§ 145-3 Exceptions.

Nothing in this chapter shall require the issuance of a license or permit for any entertainment or amusement, as aforesaid, which is given for charitable, benevolent or Borough purposes.

§ 145-4 Payment of annual license fee.

A. 

The annual license fee imposed herein may be paid by the licensee in four equal installments payable quarterly as follows:

(1) 

One-fourth thereof on or before the first day of January.

(2) 

One-fourth thereof on or before the first day of April.

(3) 

One-fourth thereof on or before the first day of July.

(4) 

The balance thereof on or before the first day of October of each calendar year.

B. 

In the event of a default in the payment of any installment herein, such license may be revoked or annulled by the Council of the Borough of West View.

§ 145-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

Any person or persons, firm or corporation giving such entertainment or amusement, as aforesaid, without first obtaining the necessary license or permit therefor shall be subject to a fine of not more than $300, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment of the fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, for each and every day on which such entertainment or amusement takes place.