[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Glen Cove 8-25-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981 as Ch. 18 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Glen Cove Dry Cleaners Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DRY CLEANING
- The process of removing dirt, grease, paint or stains from wearing apparel, fabrics, textiles or articles of any other sort by the use of carbon bisulphide, gasoline, naptha, benzol or other flammable liquids.
- DRY DYEING
- The process of dyeing clothes or other fabrics or textiles in a solution of dye colors and flammable liquids.
- FLAMMABLE LIQUID
- Any liquid which, under operating conditions, gives off vapor which, when mixed with air, is combustible and explosive.
The provisions contained in Chapter 184, Licensing, shall apply in their entirety to this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person, either as principal or agent or employee to establish, engage in or carry on within the city the business of dry cleaning as defined in this chapter, either separately or in connection with some other business, without first having obtained and paid for, and having in full force and effect, a license as herein provided, provided that nothing in this chapter shall apply to any person using or keeping one quart or less of gasoline, naphtha, benzine or other volatile liquids for the purpose above-mentioned, but in all such cases the same shall be kept in a safety can, approved by the Fire Inspector and of not more than one quart capacity, provided, further, that nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to allow the issuance of such license, or the conduct of such business, or the use of any building, land or premises therefor to any extent, in derogation of provisions of Chapter 280, Zoning.
Submission. Every person desiring to obtain a license as herein provided shall file with the City Clerk a written application in duplicate, upon a blank form prepared and furnished by the city. Such application shall contain the names and residence of the applicant, if an individual, partnership or firm, or the names and residences of the principal officers, if the applicant is an association or corporation. Such application shall be accompanied by the certificate of compliance of the New York State Department of Labor. Such application shall be signed and acknowledged before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths in the city.
Action upon application. The City Clerk shall refer such application to the Fire Inspector who shall forthwith make or cause to be made an inspection of the premises named in the application and submit his or her findings in writing to the City Clerk.
Prerequisites. Upon the filing of the application, certificate and approval of the Fire Inspector, the City Clerk shall, upon his or her approval of such application and the payment to the city of the license fee hereinafter provided, issue to the applicant a license to engage in the business as provided in § 128-4.
Contents. All licenses shall be numbered in the order in which they are issued and shall state clearly the location of the place of business in which the person receiving such license shall be authorized to establish, engage in or carry on the business, the kind of business, the fee paid, the dates of issuance and expiration of the license and the name and address of the licensee.
Reapplication. No applicant to whom a license has been refused or whose license has been revoked shall make further application until a period of at least six months shall have elapsed since the last previous rejection or since such revocation unless he or she can show that the reason for such rejection or revocation no longer exists.
Fee, term prescribed. The annual license fee shall be as set forth from time to time by the City Council for each established place of business. All licenses shall be issued as of January 1, and shall continue in force for one year unless sooner revoked by the City Clerk.
Use. No license shall be used by any person other than the original licensee, and any person who uses such license granted to any other person and any holder of such license who permits it to be used by any other person shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
Duplicate license. Whenever a license shall be lost or destroyed without fault on the part of the holder or his or her agent or employee, a duplicate license in lieu thereof under the original application may be issued by the City Clerk in his or her discretion, upon the filing with him or her of an affidavit by the licensee setting forth the circumstances of the loss and what, if any, search has been made for its recovery.
Tampering prohibited. No person shall destroy, deface or injure a license in any manner, or change the name, number or dates thereon.
No transfer of license as to location or ownership shall be granted except after application therefor upon a blank form provided by the City Clerk and the filing of the certificate of compliance of the New York State Department of Labor. The City Clerk may approve or reject such application. If the application for transfer is approved, such action shall be endorsed upon the license by the City Clerk.
Every licensee shall immediately post such license and keep the same posted while in force in a conspicuous place on the premises mentioned in the application for such license.
It shall be the duty of the Fire Inspector to inspect or cause to be inspected each dry-cleaning or dry-dyeing establishment at least four times a year.