[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 10-5-1964; formerly Art. II of Ch. 169, renumbered as Ch. 204 11-3-1997 by L.L. No. 17-1997, effective 10-27-1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As a legislative determination, it is deemed necessary to the safety, health and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village of Port Chester that certain laundromats within said Village of Port Chester be regulated and restricted as hereinafter set forth in order to prevent injury and damage to persons and property in the village and to eliminate conditions dangerous to the safety, health and general welfare of said inhabitants of the Village of Port Chester.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, when used in this article, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes a self-service place used by the general public for the purpose of washing or drying clothing or other fabrics.
It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, maintain or operate a laundromat without a license therefor.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to laundromats in residential buildings, except that this exemption shall not apply to store units in buildings occupied in part for residential purposes.
[Amended 1-6-1975; 5-12-1980 by L.L. No. 8-1980; 4-5-1982 by L.L. No. 13-1982; 11-3-1997 by L.L. No. 17-1997]
Every person licensed pursuant to this article shall pay an annual license fee as set forth in Chapter 175, Fees.
Washers and dryers shall be constructed so that they will cease to function when the door is opened. Installations shall be so designed as to prevent entrance to the rear of the washers and dryers by unauthorized people. Washers and dryers shall be installed in accordance with the National Electric Code, except where it is expressly provided otherwise by any ordinance of the Village of Port Chester. Provision shall also be made so that in case of a blower motor or gas control failure the dryer must shut off automatically.
Boiler must be provided with a low water cut-off device to protect the boiler from burning out should a low water condition occur.
The platform for washers shall be so designed that any water spilling out of a washer shall be drained off on the platform itself. The floor of the store shall be sufficiently and properly covered with a nonabsorbent paint or cement or other impervious material. Areas such as basements, offices, storage places and closets shall have locked doors.
Store layout, design and lighting shall be so planned as to provide visibility of the complete interior of the store from the street or sidewalk. The store shall be adequately ventilated and shall have a sufficient amount of natural or artificial light, as shall be required by the Building Inspector. If the store has a rear entrance from a parking area, an outside floodlight shall be provided to satisfactorily illuminate the area leading to the rear of the store.
The store shall be kept clean at all times. Refuse disposal cans must be provided and so designed so that at no time will they be uncovered.
All such laundromats shall be required to have at least one person in attendance during the operation thereof between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. of each and every day said laundromat is in operation.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be a disorderly person and guilty of disorderly conduct and shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not to exceed $50, or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.