Borough of Ligonier, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ligonier 1-21-1949 by Ord. No. 228. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Arcades — See Ch. 46.
Amusement tax — See Ch. 139, Art. IV.
Fees — See Ch. A158.
[Amended 8-8-1963 by Ord. No. 292; 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438]
No individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation shall operate or continue the operation of a billiard parlor, poolroom, bowling alley, circus or carnival or any place of business where any shuffleboard, pinball machine or music box, jukebox, phonograph or any other instrument playing recorded music, or any other coin-operated amusement device, except a radio, is maintained, possessed or operated within the Borough limits, or where any of such enumerated devices, instruments or machines are operated through the insertion thereof of a coin or metal or plastic disc or otherwise, without first obtaining from the Mayor a license therefor. The application for such license shall specify the nature and character of the business or installation and the location of the same, and no such license shall be issued until the applicable fee, as hereinafter specified, shall have been paid.
The following recited license fees shall be paid before a license shall be issued for the types of business and/or installation recited in § 44-1 of this chapter:
A. 
$50 per annum for billiard parlors and/or poolrooms and $50 per annum for bowling alleys, one license only being required for billiard parlors and/or poolrooms and bowling alleys where billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys are maintained in the same place of business.
B. 
$100 per day for circuses.
C. 
$300 per week, or fraction of week, for carnivals.
D. 
$50 per annum for music boxes, jukeboxes, phonographs or other instruments playing recorded music, or any other coin-operated amusement device, except radios, where any of the said enumerated devices, instruments or machines are operated through the insertion therein of a coin or metal or plastic disc or otherwise, a separate license being required for each machine installed in any place of business.
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 437; 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438; 2-8-2001 by Ord. No. 512]
E. 
$50 per annum for pinball machines, a separate license being required for each machine installed in any place of business.
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 437; 2-8-2001 by Ord. No. 512]
F. 
$50 per annum for shuffleboards, a separate license being required for each shuffleboard installed in any place of business.
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 437; 2-8-2001 by Ord. No. 512]
[Amended 8-8-1963 by Ord. No. 292; 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438]
A. 
All billiard parlors, poolrooms, bowling alleys, circuses, carnivals and places of business where shuffleboards, pinball machines or music boxes, jukeboxes, phonographs or any other instruments playing recorded music, or any other coin-operated amusement device except radios, are maintained, possessed or operated within the Borough limits, or where any of such enumerated devices, instruments or machines are operated through the insertion therein of a coin or metal or plastic disc or otherwise and are licensed as herein provided, shall be subject to inspection by the proper Borough officials at any time.
B. 
Every license issued under this chapter is subject to the right, which is hereby expressly reserved, to revoke the same should the licensee, directly or indirectly, permit the operation of any jukebox or mechanical amusement device contrary to the provisions of this chapter, the ordinances of the Borough of Ligonier or the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Said license may be revoked by the Borough Council after written notice to the licensee, which notice shall specify the ordinance or law violations with which the licensee is charged, if, after a hearing, the licensee is found to be guilty of such violations. Ten days' notice of the hearing shall be given the licensee. At such hearing, the licensee and his attorney may present and submit evidence of witnesses in his defense.
[Amended 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438; 7-12-2001 by Ord. No. 514]
Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter by conducting or attempting to conduct any of the businesses herein recited, or installing any of the devices, instruments or machines herein recited in places of business, without first having obtained a license therefor, shall, upon conviction before the Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $600 for each and every offense, and the costs of prosecution thereof, and, in default of payment, the party so offending shall be committed to the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.