[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lake City 4-12-1956 by Ord. No. 110. Amendments noted where applicable.]
On and after June 1, 1956, no person or persons, firm or corporation shall at any time have in his, its or their possession for use within the Borough of Lake City, Pennsylvania, any coin-operated mechanical device, machine or apparatus whatsoever for the playing of games and amusement, without first having procured a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
Said license shall be procured by filing with the Secretary of the Borough Council a written application, duly signed and sworn to, setting forth the name, residence, occupation and citizenship of the applicant, together with the length of said residence, the name of the owner and location of the premises on which said machine is to be installed, and the manufacture and nature of such machine or machines. If the owner of the premises is not the applicant, then the applicant shall set forth the length of time for which the premises have been leased.
[Amended 5-18-1992 by Ord. No. 298-92; 2-19-2001 by Ord. No. 339-01]
If after due investigation the borough authorities shall have determined that the application is proper, a license may be issued for the calendar year in which application is made, upon payment of the sum of $125 (unless application shall be made after July 1 of any year, in which event the payment shall be $150) for each and every device installed for use within the borough, provided that no license shall be issued to a person not a citizen of the United States, and provided further that such license shall be renewable on January 1 of each and every year after that in which originally issued by payment of a like sum of $125 into the Borough Treasury.
A license in proper form is hereby required for each machine so licensed, which shall be attached to or posted in the immediate vicinity of each such machine so that the same may be clearly observable and readable.
Nothing in this chapter shall in any way be construed to authorize, license or permit any gambling devices whatsoever or any mechanism which has been judicially determined to be a gambling device or in any way contrary to law.
[Amended 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 331-97; 2-19-2001 by Ord. No. 339-01]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not in excess of $500, plus any recoverable cost for each and every offense, and in default of the payment thereof, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days. Each and every day that any such unlicensed machine or device shall be operated and used in violation of the provisions hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and be punishable as such.