[HISTORY: Derived from the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Derived from Art. XII of Ch. VII and Sec. 29 of Ch. IX of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974]
It shall be the duty of every person, when offering for sale or selling any wood within the City, to state to the purchaser before buying the exact measurement and the kind and quality of such wood.
When delivering wood, if requested by the buyers so to do, the vendor shall, without any other compensation than the price agreed to be paid for such wood, pile or cause to be piled the same in as compact and square form as possible.
The legal standard ton of coal in the City of Buffalo shall be 2,000 pounds.
It shall be the duty of every vendor of coal within the City to state to the proposed purchaser before the purchase is made the kind, quality and percentage of volatile content of such coal.
Such vendor shall furnish to the vendee with each sale of coal a card or ticket which shall indicate on its face in plain characters the vendor's name, the date of such sale and the kind, quality and percentage of volatile content of such coal.
It shall be the duty of every vendor of coal to send with each and every load or part of a load of coal sold by such vendor a card or ticket which shall indicate on its face in plain characters the vendor's name, the date of such sale and the weight of the coal contained in the cart or other vehicle in which it is being transported and the weight of such cart or vehicle. No person shall deliver any coal within the City of Buffalo unless it has first been weighed upon a scale duly tested and sealed.
It shall be the duty of the Sealers of Weights and Measures and of police officers, from time to time and whenever they suspect that the quantity of coal being transported for sale does not correspond with the amount indicated on the card or ticket aforesaid or whenever requested by the purchaser of such load, to cause such load to be weighed upon any lawful scale most accessible for that purpose.
The Sealers of Weights and Measures shall be entitled to receive for any coal they may be called upon to weigh a fee as provided in Chapter 175, Fees, payable by the vendor of such coal, unless, upon weighing such coal, it shall be found that the amount indicated upon such card or ticket is correct or within 1% of the correct weight, in which case the vendor of such coal shall not be liable to any expense or fee for weighing it.
Any scale which shall have been sealed in accordance with the ordinances pertaining to weights and measures shall be deemed a lawful scale within the meaning and for the purpose of this Article.
No person shall sell, expose for sale, offer for sale, distribute, give away, store, possess or use any elm tree wood from which the bark has not been removed or any diseased elm tree wood or elm tree bark.
It shall be no defense to a prosecution for violation of this section that in the transaction upon which the prosecution is based the defendant acted as the agent or representative of another.