[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath 4-1-1991 by Ord. No. 444 (Ch. 67 of the 2005 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In this chapter, the following words shall have the meaning hereby ascribed thereto:
- Any enterprise, activity, profession or any other undertaking conducted in the Borough of Bath for profit or ordinarily conducted therein for profit, any trade, business, profession, vocation or commercial activity or for making sales within the Borough of Bath.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation or any profit-making venture conducting business within the Borough of Bath.
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular and masculine shall include feminine and the neuter.
In order that the Borough of Bath may best perform services for the benefit of the community and businesses thereof, a centralized registry of all business, as defined by this chapter herein, is hereby established. Every business concern doing business in the Borough of Bath shall annually, on or before the first day of June, register said business with the Borough Manager upon a form furnished by the Borough and pay the registration or reregistration fee as herein provided.
Such fee shall be for the use of the Borough.
There shall be a fee for the first or initial registration, and a fee for each annual reregistration, provided that any person commencing to conduct any business in the Borough at any time after the first day of June, in any year, shall register such business after 30 days after the commencement and/or establishment of such business and shall pay the full registration fee. Fees shall be set by resolution of Council from time to time.
[Amended 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-678]
Should any person registered under this chapter, as set forth herein, change his or her place of business within the Borough, remove such business to a place outside the Borough or discontinue such business or transfer the business to another person, he shall furnish the information of such change, removal or discontinuance, whichever the case may be, within 10 days after the above, to the Borough Manager, so that the register of the business can be changed accordingly.
Any change of ownership in any business which shall have been registered under this chapter, the new owner thereof shall, within 10 days after acquisition thereof furnish information to the Borough Manager so that the register of the business can be changed accordingly.
Any person who shall violate or fail to conform to any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and for said summary offense, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and the cost of the prosecution and/or imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition, court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough in enforcement proceedings shall be assessed against violator and awarded to the Borough.
[Added 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-678]