[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Coopersburg 12-8-1987 by Ord. No. 421 (Ch. 11, Part 1 of the 1996 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words when used in this chapter shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- The area within the corporate limits of the Borough of Coopersburg.
- LESSOR or LANDLORD
- One who grants a lease or rents real estate to another either for business or dwelling purposes.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
- PERSONAL PROPERTY or HOUSEHOLD GOODS
- Any tangible property that is the subject of ownership and is possible of being moved, and which is generally used in the operation of a business or for the maintenance of the household.
- The moving of personal property or household goods by way of public streets or highways.
No person shall move or transport, or cause to be moved or transported, from place to place within the Borough to another place therein or places beyond the limits thereof, any personal property or household goods, in bulk, without first securing from the Borough Secretary a permit for such moving or transportation.
Any person desiring such a permit for the removal or transportation of personal property or household goods in the manner herein described, shall make application to the Borough Secretary setting forth his name and address, and also setting forth the name of the owners or reputed owners of the personal property or household goods to be moved or transported, the address and location from which the personal property or household goods are to be moved or transported, and the new address or location of the place to which the personal property or household goods are to be moved or transported.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 509]
The Borough Secretary shall, upon application, issue a permit, the charge for which shall be established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, setting forth the name of the permittee as well as the name or names of the owners of the personal property or household goods to be moved or transported, and the address from which the personal property or household goods are to be moved and the address to which the personal property or household goods are to be delivered. A copy of said permit shall be delivered to the Borough Police if deemed necessary by the Borough Secretary.
Any lessor or landlord leasing or renting any premises, or part thereof, within the Borough to another person for the purpose of either a business or as a dwelling shall give the Borough Secretary at least 24 hours' notice of the intention of the lessee or tenant to remove or vacate the leased or rented premises.
Any person who is in the business of transporting or moving personal property or household goods in bulk from one location to another, as hereinbefore described, shall be obligated to verify that the proper permit has been issued prior to the moving or transporting of any personal property or household goods either within the Borough or to a point outside the Borough.
The Borough Secretary shall not issue any permit until after the applicant for a permit has paid all taxes and fees levied and prorated, if applicable, with the exception of real estate taxes.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 509]
Any person, lessor or landlord violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or furnishing false information to the Borough Secretary or using false names or addresses, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.