[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Kalamazoo as indicated in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-21-1979 by Ord. No. 1158]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MARKET or PUBLIC MARKET
- The Kalamazoo Municipal Market.
[Adm. Code § A213.310]
A public market, to be known as the "Kalamazoo Municipal Market," may be maintained by the City and located as may be determined by the City Commission.
[Adm. Code § A213.311; amended 5-21-1979 by Ord. No. 1158; 9-7-1982 by Ord. No. 1268]
The market shall be under the direction of the City Manager. The Department of Public Services shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the market.
[Adm. Code § A213.320]
The City Manager may make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, for the conduct of the market as he deems advisable. Such rules and regulations shall become effective when approved by the City Commission and it shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions thereof. Copies of such rules and regulations shall be obtainable from the market master.
[Adm. Code §§ A213.312, A213.313]
The City Manager shall appoint a market master, who shall be in full charge at the market. The market master shall assign spaces to those desiring such, on a daily basis, collect the fees for the same and issue a receipt therefor; acquaint himself with the price levels of the commodities offered for sale on the market, and be prepared to answer inquiries regarding them; maintain order and eject from the market any disorderly persons; see that the buyer and seller alike receive just consideration; keep the market clean and sanitary at all times; and perform such other duties as are prescribed in this chapter or which may be assigned to him by the City Manager.
[Adm. Code § A213.313; amended 5-21-1979 by Ord. No. 1158; 9-7-1982 by Ord. No. 1268]
The market master shall submit a daily report to the Department of Public Services and deposit daily with the City Treasurer all revenues received. He shall keep such books and records as may be required by the Director of Finance. He shall be furnished with all forms, cards, tickets, stationery and other miscellaneous articles necessary to carry on the business of the market.
The City Manager may appoint an acting market master in the absence of the market master, and such acting market master shall thereupon be vested with the full powers and duties of the market master under this chapter.
The market master shall not establish or fix prices to be charged for the commodities on the market, nor in any way be a party thereto. Should he have knowledge of any dishonest dealings, misrepresentations or attempt by any individual or groups of individuals to combine, to fix, set or maintain uniform prices on the market, he shall immediately warn those concerned that such practices will not be tolerated on the market, and a second offense shall be grounds for barring the guilty party or parties from the use of the market.