[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport 3-26-1984 by L.L. No. 1-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to achieve a more satisfactory method of customer service, the Village Board hereby requires self-service laundromats and coin-operated laundries to post signs containing price and refund information.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, company or organization of any kind.
- SELF-SERVICE LAUNDROMATS or COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRIES
- Include all laundromats and any apartment building with two or more washing machines or clothes dryers which are activated by the insertion of one or more coins.
All self-service laundromats and coin-operated laundries shall be required to post a sign with dimensions no less than 24 inches by 36 inches. This sign shall list the owner's name and address and shall give the price for the use of the washer and dryer, the cycle time per unit of payment and information for the method of refund if the coins are lost in the machines, including a telephone number and address to contact for refunds. Information for the method of obtaining a refund shall read as follows: "if the coins are lost in the coin receptacle of the washer or dryer, contact (insert the name, address and telephone number of the owner or a person designated by the owner of the self-service laundromat or coin-operated laundry to contact for a refund)."
The sign described in § 136-3 shall be prominently displayed in a clearly visible area of the self-service laundromat.
Any person committing an offense against this chapter or any section or provision thereof shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Each day (twenty-four-hour period) that such offense shall continue shall constitute a separate additional violation.