City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[Adopted 2-1-2011 by Doc. 13]
The purpose of this article is to protect, preserve and maintain the public health, safety and welfare by regulating business activities relating to exterior vending machines, as defined herein. This article sets forth requirements for the review of exterior vending machines so that such machines may be permitted without adversely affecting the public health, safety and welfare.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any automated machine that is placed outside of a fully enclosed building and that is designed to allow consumers to insert monies by way of cash, credit or debit cards and obtain goods, merchandise or products stored within or produced by the machine, excepting all food, beverage or cigarette vending machines.
The use and/or placement of all exterior vending machines shall require a license from the City Council. Each license shall be valid for one calendar year. Application for such licenses shall be on a form prescribed by the City Clerk, and a fee of $100 shall be paid for each machine to be licensed. The application shall be submitted to the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Wiring Inspector and the Board of Health for review and comment prior to the City Council taking final action on the application. The City Council shall then hold a public hearing on such license. In determining whether to issue such a license, the City Council may consider issues pertaining to hours of operation, traffic, lighting, noise and such other issues as may affect the public health, safety and welfare. The City Council may impose reasonable conditions upon the issuance of any such license. Each licensed machine shall display a sticker from the City evidencing that it is properly licensed.
The following penalties shall be applied in addition to any other remedies available in this article:
First offense: $150.
Subsequent offense: $300.
Each day of violation shall be an independent violation which may result in a separate citation.
The provisions of this article shall be severable and if any section, part, or portion hereof shall be held invalid for any purpose by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court.[1]
Editor's Note: So in original.