[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 8-13-1969 as Ch. 2, Art. II, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct or operate a motel, auto court, tourist lodge or other facility for the overnight accommodation of transient automobile travelers without first having obtained a license therefor.
Application for a license shall be made to the Village Clerk-Treasurer, giving the location of the facility, names and addresses of the owners and operators, the number of rooms offered, the maximum number of persons to be accommodated and such other information as may be required.
Upon approval of the application and receipt of the required annual fee, as established by the Village Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall grant the license.
Before an application may be approved, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall ascertain that the following requirements are met.
Parking accommodations. Adequate off-street parking shall be provided for the maximum number of guests to be accommodated.
Area lighting. Floodlighting shall be provided to adequately light all areas open to public use.
The following regulations shall be observed at all times:
Sanitation. The building and premises shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and accumulations of waste materials shall be removed at least once each week.
Noise. No noisy or tumultuous conduct shall be permitted which in any way tends to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.
Illegal activities. No illegal, improper or immoral activities shall be permitted within the premises.
The Police Department shall inspect the premises from time to time and, if violations of the requirements and regulations are found, the license may be suspended or revoked at any time, for cause.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.