[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 6-9-2015 by Ord. No. 8-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
- The Borough of Moosic.
- The form furnished by the Borough of Moosic to the licensee for the purpose of the recording and furnishing by the licensee to the Borough of Moosic of the required information relative to purchases, pledges or consignments.
- CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
- The designated Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough.
- CONSIGNMENT STORE
- Any type of store in which goods of other individuals are sold, and the owner of the store receives a percentage from the sale of goods.
- Person having any ownership interest in the premises.
- Refers to any natural person, any partnership, any corporation and/or association.
Every owner of a consignment store, whether used solely as a consignment store or as part of another business, is required to obtain of license prior to his/her selling or holding consigned goods.
The Secretary of the Borough shall provide an appropriate application form for obtaining the license, and such license shall be required on a yearly basis.
An owner operating a consignment store shall be required to have a license prior to receiving any consigned merchandise.
No person shall sell any consigned goods within the Borough without a license.
The Borough shall set the license fee by resolution and such shall be paid in order to obtain a license.
Every licensee shall, and it is hereby made the duty of the licensee to, obtain from the Chief of Police and to fill out and complete, in quadruplicate, an appropriate buy-form covering each day's transactions. Within three hours after the close of business of any business day, each such licensee shall mail or deliver to the Chief of Police the original buy-form, together with two duplicate copies thereof, covering the business transacted on that day.
The buy-forms shall contain a full, true and complete report of all goods, wares and merchandise or things received on deposit, consigned, pledged or purchased during the day covered by such forms, and shall also contain the type of business of the licensee, and may assist in the detection of stolen property. Every licensee shall enter upon the buy-form positive identification furnished by the seller, pledge maker and consignor, such as driver's license number, work badge number, auto or truck license number and junk collector's business license number, in addition to the true name and address of the seller, pledge maker or consignor. In lieu of the positive identification mentioned above, the licensee shall require the seller, pledge maker or consignor to furnish a plain impression print of his/her right index finger upon the face side of the original sheet of the buy-form.
If any consigned goods are stored outside, then the area where said goods are stored shall be screened by a solid fence so said goods are not visible from off the premises where the goods are sold. Any fencing shall be solid and constructed in accordance with Borough ordinances.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter, upon being convicted before a District Justice, shall pay a fine not exceeding $600 and any costs incurred by the Borough of Moosic. Each day of the violation shall be considered a separate violation and offense.