[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead 4-19-1960 by Ord. No. 28 (Ch. 74 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
By the adoption of this chapter, the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead declares its intent to be to regulate, in a manner consistent with the interest of the citizens of the Town of Riverhead, the maintaining and operation of washing machines, drying machines and dry-cleaning machines. Unattended, such machines constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the community. Therefore, recognizing the need for regulation, the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead does enact this chapter.
Each person who is the owner, operator or manager of a business of maintaining and operating for hire separate washing machines, drying machines and/or dry-cleaning machines for personal and individual use, where made available to the public, shall provide an attendant who is familiar with the operation of such machines and any other machines installed on the premises used therein and who shall be in attendance at all times when such machines are made available for hire.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes an individual, any combination of individuals or a corporation.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter or permits any acts in violation thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment not exceeding 10 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Town Board may so maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.