[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Collins 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988 as Ch. 40 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
- BOARDINGHOUSE or ROOMING HOUSE
- A building where meals and/or living accommodations are furnished for two or more persons on a weekly or longer time basis, for compensation.
- HOTEL or LODGING HOUSE
- A building containing sleeping rooms for five or more persons, which rooms are available to the public for less than a week at a time for compensation, with no cooking or dining facilities except a general kitchen and public dining room.
- A building or group of buildings used primarily as sleeping or living quarters for transient automobile travelers and providing for accessory off-street parking, but with no cooking facilities except in a restaurant or caretaker's unit. The term includes auto courts, cabin courts, motor lodges, tourist courts and similar appellations.
It shall be unlawful, without obtaining a license from the Village Clerk, for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, tenant or agent, to run, operate or maintain in the Village of North Collins a hotel, inn, boardinghouse, lodging house, association, club or any building or part of a building used in the business of renting rooms or furnishing meals with accommodations for more than two boarders or roomers.
All applications for licenses or renewals thereof shall be made in writing, in duplicate, on forms furnished by the Building Inspector and containing the information called for and shall be sworn to by the applicant or his or its duly authorized agent or representative.
No license shall be issued or renewed except after the application has been investigated and the premises inspected by the Building Inspector and except where the applicant keeps and maintains and agrees during the term of the license to keep and maintain, in the entrance hall, lobby or reception room, a bound register with pages numbered consecutively, in which shall be plainly written in the English language:
No license shall be issued or renewed for a longer period than one year, and all licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year. All applications, properly filled out, must be filed at least 30 days before the applicant intends to commence operations.
The license fee for the issuance of a license hereunder or for subsequent renewals thereof is hereby established for the whole or any part of a calendar year, and it shall be $50.
No license shall be issued except where the applicant has satisfied the Building Inspector of the Village of North Collins, after inspection by him, that toilet and sewerage facilities are adequate and proper for taking care of the number of guests for which the applicant proposes to take out a license and that an adequate supply of potable and wholesome drinking water and hot water for bathing and dishwashing is at all times available and, also, that the building is structurally safe and properly protected from fire and that the rooms are adequate as to size and ventilation.
Any and all licenses or renewals thereof issued hereunder may be revoked by resolution of the Village Board upon proof being made to its satisfaction that any of the terms and conditions under which such license is issued have been violated or that any statements made in the application are false. In case of revocation, no license fee will be returned. Before the Village Board revokes any such license, it will be required to give the licensee five days' notice of a hearing, which notice may be served by mail on the licensee at the address designated in the application upon which the license or renewal was issued. Where a license has once been revoked, no further license for the same premises shall be issued until the owner or owners of said premises satisfy the Village Board that the cause of revocation of said license has been removed and that said premises in the future can and will be operated in compliance therewith.
All licenses issued hereunder must be permanently displayed under glass over the desk or table where the register is kept.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.