City of Edmundson, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 615.010 Definition.

[CC 2001 §625.010; CC 1985 §9.34]
As used in this Chapter, the term "vending machine" shall mean any mechanical machine, apparatus or device made to operate or to function by the deposit of money or coin, which shall include, but not be limited to, pinball machines, jukeboxes, bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, or courts, shooting galleries, hobby horse machines, or other automatic coin-operated amusement machines, automatic laundry washing and drying machines, automatic dry cleaning machines, automatic candy, food and drink dispensers or other coin-operated food vending machines, automatic cigarette, magazine and book dispensers or other coin-operated merchandise vending machines. Coin-operated telephones and any coin-operated machine accepting only pennies shall be exempted from the licensing provisions herein.

Section 615.020 License Required.

[CC 2001 §625.020; CC 1985 §9.35; Ord. No. 829 §1, 2-13-1986]
A. 
No person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or company shall own, place, rent, manage, keep, maintain or operate a vending machine within the City of Edmundson without first having obtained a license for each vending machine from the City Clerk and paying a tax thereon in the amount of twenty dollars ($20.00) per year and every license shall be for one (1) year from the first (1st) day of July through the thirtieth (30th) day of June each year.
B. 
No person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or company shall own, place, rent, manage, keep, maintain or operate a vending machine within the City of Edmundson without there being affixed thereto in a prominent place visible to the public the name of the owner and the owner's address and phone number.
C. 
Exception. Any self-serve laundry which bases its entire business on the provision and operation of coin-operated laundry machines shall not be required to obtain a business license under this Chapter if the business obtained a business license for operation of a self-serve laundry under Chapter 605 of the Code and paid the required fee therefor.
[Ord. No. 1458 §1, 1-14-2016]

Section 615.030 Exemption.

[CC 2001 §625.030; CC 1985 §9.36]
The provisions this Chapter shall not apply to coin-operated self-service laundries and dry cleaning establishments when licensed under other applicable Sections of this Chapter.

Section 615.040 Penalties.

[CC 2001 §625.040; CC 1985 §9.37]
A person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, company or organization violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of an offense. In the event any owner of said vending machine violates any provisions of this Chapter of the Code of the City of Edmundson for a continuous period in excess of thirty (30) days after notice of such violation has been mailed to said owner, the Treasurer or Collector for said City may seize said vending machine or device. Said device may be sold at public auction in the event the owner does not comply with the provisions of this Chapter of the Code after thirty (30) days prior notice of said sale having been mailed to the owner of said device. The proceeds of any such sale shall be considered general revenue of the City of Edmundson.

Section 615.050 License To Be Posted — Not Transferable.

[CC 2001 §625.050; CC 1985 §9.38]
Each license issued under this Chapter shall be conspicuously posted on the vending machine and shall not be transferable.