[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 2]
- AMUSEMENT DEVICE
- Any machine which is a mechanical device, video device or other electrical device, whereby upon the insertion of a coin, trade, token or slug, operates or may be operated as a game or contest of skill or amusement of any kind or description, and which contains no automatic payoff device for the return of money or trade, token or slugs, or which makes no provision whatever for the return of money to the player.
- It is further defined as any machine, apparatus or contrivance which is used or which may be used as a game of skill and amusement wherein or whereby the player initiates, employs or directs any force generated by the machine.
- The term "amusement device" is also hereby defined to be and shall include each machine playing recorded music or a period of radio or television entertainment in return for the insertion or deposit therein of a coin, or of a trade, token or slug; provided, however, that this does not include coin-operated radios or television sets in private quarters.
[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 3]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, club, association or corporation to install, operate or maintain any amusement device without having first obtained a license therefor.
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, club, association or corporation to operate, maintain or conduct a billiard or pool table open to the public without having first obtained a license therefor.
[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 4; as amended by Ord. 6/8/1992B, § 4; and by A.O.]
The fee for such license for an amusement device or billiard table shall be as listed in the Fee Resolution and the fee shall be as established, from time to time, by resolution of the Borough Council.
The fee for obtaining each of the above licenses shall be an annual fee, determined on a calendar basis, commencing with the 1st day of January and terminating on the 31st day of December. The license obtained after January 1st of any year, will remain valid until December 31st, at which time a new fee will be required.
Late Fees. There is hereby imposed upon each license for an amusement devise or billiard table an assessment of 10% of the original license fee for failure of any person, partnership, club, association or cooperation to pay the required license fee by February 1st, of each calendar year. The assessment is to be imposed upon each amusement devise or billiard table for with a license fee is not paid be February 1st.
Collection. The Chief of Police or his designee shall have the authority to enforce and monitor the licensing, compliance and collection of all amusement devices pursuant to this Part. The Chief of Police shall compile a report and deliver same to the Borough Council during the first regular monthly meeting of Council each year. Said report shall include the number and location of all amusement devises and billiard tables subject to this Part, the total fees collected to date and the fees and penalties outstanding. The Chief of Police shall make similar, updated reports to Borough Council at the regularly scheduled meeting in March of each year.
[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 5]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, club, association or corporation to construct, operate or maintain a golf driving range for the use of which a fee is charge without first securing a license therefor.
The fee for obtaining this license shall be an annual fee, determined on a calendar basis, commencing with the 1st day of January, and terminating on the 31st day of December. The license obtained after January 1st of any year, will remain valid until December 31st, at which time a new fee will be required.
[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 6; as amended by Ord. 12/19/1988D, § 6]
Applications for all licenses required by this Part shall be made in writing the Borough Manager on forms to be furnished by the Borough. The required annual fee must accompany each application. When issued, the license shall bear the signature of the Borough Manager may submit such application to any Borough employee for investigation and inspection of the premises where the said amusement device or billiard table is to be operated.
[Ord. 6/14/1982, § 7; as amended by A.O.]
Any person, partnership, club, association or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs together with reasonable attorney fees and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.