City of Latrobe, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of Latrobe 7-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-2 as Ch. XIII, Part 1, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 166.

§ 179-1 Definitions and word usage.

A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
B. 
The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 179-2 License required.

[Amended 2-14-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-2; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-13]
Any person desiring to operate or continue the operation within the limits of Latrobe of a game room or place of amusement, bowling alley, moving-picture theater, circus, carnival or other place in which is maintained any jukebox or any other instrument playing recorded music (excepting radios), pool table or billiard table, pinball machine, video arcade game or any other game or device, whether mechanical or electronic, which members of the general public shall pay to play, either by directly making payment to the machine or device or by paying a fee to the owner or operator of the device or establishment, shall, before commencing the operation thereof in the case of a new operation and annually in the case of a continuing operation, make application, in writing, to Latrobe specifying in particular the nature and the character of the business or installation, the location of the same and, in the case of instruments, the nature, type and the number of any pool tables or billiard tables, pinball machines, video arcade games or any other games or devices, whether mechanical or electronic. The City of Latrobe shall investigate the matters stated on the application and, if found to be in proper form, a license shall be issued for the operation of such business or installation, whichever is applicable, upon receipt of payment of the license fees as provided in § 179-3.

§ 179-3 License fees.

[Amended 2-14-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-2; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-13; 4-10-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-9; 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7]
The applicable license fee as described in the fee schedule attached to Chapter 3, Administrative Code, § 3-48, Fee schedules, shall be paid by the applicant to Latrobe before any establishment or game/device license shall be issued for any of the types of business, installation, game/device recited in § 179-2.

§ 179-4 Revocation of license.

[Amended 2-14-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-2; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-13]
All game rooms or places of amusement similar thereto, bowling alleys, moving-picture theaters, circuses, carnivals and places of business and/or jukeboxes or any other instruments playing recorded music (excepting radios), pool table or billiard table, pinball machines, video arcade games or any other games or devices, whether mechanical or electronic, so licensed under § 179-2, shall be subject to inspection by the proper Latrobe officers from time to time, and when the same shall become noxious or offensive so as to become a nuisance, the license shall be revoked following notice to the licensee and hearing before Council.

§ 179-5 Recovery of fees.

The license fees hereby assessed shall be recoverable by Latrobe as other debts of like amount are now by law recoverable.

§ 179-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
Any person who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, for each and every offense be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each day's continuance of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.