[1942 Code C. 26 § 2]
All coal and coke sold and delivered by vehicle in the City by persons engaged in the sale and delivery of coal or coke, who have no regularly established coal or coke yard and who are not equipped with regularly inspected platform scales for weighing coal or coke, shall be sold and weighed by net weight. All such coal and coke so sold and delivered shall, prior to the delivery thereof, be weighed over such scales as may be designated from time to time by the Inspector of Weights and Measures, who shall furnish to the person in charge of the scales so designated, blank forms of weigh bills which shall be properly filled out in triplicate by the person in charge of such scales, showing the gross and tare weight of the load, the name of the purchaser, the name of the dealer or distributor, and the name of the driver or person in charge of the vehicle. One such weigh bill shall be kept at the scales, and two weigh bills shall be given to the person delivering the lading, which latter person shall deliver one weigh bill to the purchaser of the lading.
All coal or coke dealers within or without the City who transport coal directly from the mine or place of production, without unloading the coal or coke in their own yards, shall be subject to the provisions of this article.
[Ord. 9-1952, 53 § 1, passed 4-28-1952]
All dealers and truckers selling and delivering coal or coke by vehicle in the City shall paint the net weight of the empty truck or other vehicle at a prominent place thereon. The net weight shall include all the accessories used on the truck at all seasons of the year. The truck or vehicle shall be weighed at one of the scales designated by the Inspector of Weights and Measures and in his presence or that of his duly authorized agent. Nothing in this section shall prevent the Inspector of Weights and Measures from requiring the empty truck or other vehicle to be weighed as often as he may deem it necessary, in order to insure to the consumer a just and true weight of coal or coke.
[Ord. 9-1952, 53 § 2, passed 4-28-1952; Ord. 57-1968, 69 § 1, passed 11-24-1969]
Any person selling and delivering coal or coke in the City shall pay for weighing the same the sum of $1 for each truckload of coal or coke, of which seventy-five cents shall belong to the owner of the scales and twenty-five cents shall be paid to the scale owner for the use of the City. If the dealer or trucker has more than one customer for the coal or coke on such vehicle, he shall have the truck reweighed as often as is necessary in order to give to each customer a weigh slip as provided in this article, and he shall be charged the sum of $0.50 for each and every reweighing that is necessary, and the entire charge for such reweighing shall go to the owner of the scales. If the trucker has his truck or other vehicle divided into compartments for each separate customer and has satisfied the Inspector of Weights and Measures that the cubical content of each compartment will insure each customer the proper amount of the total load, then the dealer or trucker shall be entitled to separate weigh bills for each compartment at the original weighing.
[1942 Code C. 26 § 5]
The Inspector of Weights and Measures shall designate scales at convenient places on which weighing shall be done, and may also fix regular hours for performing such duties.
[Ord. 40-1970, 71 § 3, passed 5-24-1971]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not more than $300 and/or be imprisoned for not more than 90 days.