[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Melrose as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 23-1 to 23-4 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 19-1 to 19-3). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Generally. A sworn weigher not engaged in the business of buying and selling coal or other public commodities shall attend on every day, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, at such places and at such times, during business hours, as may be designated by the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the purpose of weighing coal and other public commodities. The weigher shall deliver to the driver of every load of coal or other public commodity weighed by him/her a certificate specifying the name and address of the seller, the purchaser and the driver, the number of the load and the weight and tare thereof, the date when the certificate is given and the amount of fees received.
Books required. The weigher shall also keep in a book furnished by the City Clerk a duplicate of such certificate. Such book shall always be open to public inspection and when filled shall be deposited with the City Clerk.
All coal and other commodities furnished to the City or any department thereof shall be weighed on scales designated by the Sealer of Weights and Measures by a sworn public weigher who shall keep a record as above set forth and deliver a certificate of weight to the driver to deliver to the janitor or person in charge of the building where the coal is to be delivered. The fees for such weighing shall be paid by the seller.
Coke or coal sold in the City by weight shall, on the request of the purchaser, be taken by the seller to scales designated by the Sealer of Weights and Measures and weighed by a sworn weigher not engaged in the business of buying and selling such goods, the expense of such weighing to be paid by the seller. Any dealer failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $10.
State law reference — Coal to be weighed by a sworn weigher without cost to the purchaser and certificate of weight, MGL c. 94, § 244.