Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne 11-18-1975 by Ord. No. 938. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 146.
Sewers — See Ch. 269.
Solid waste — See Ch. 280.
Water conservation — See Ch. 322, Art I.
Zoning — See Ch. 330.
No person shall operate a commercial self-service laundry or dry-cleaning establishment unless he has obtained a license for each establishment from the Board of Health. Each application for a license shall set forth:
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
The physical description of the premised where the self-service laundry or dry-cleaning establishment will be located.
The number of washing machines, dryers, cleaning machines or other equipment to be used on the premises.
A description of the equipment used to prevent lint or fumes from being discharged out of the premises.
Such other information as the Board of Health may require.
[Amended 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Each applicant shall pay a yearly license fee as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council for each premises for the fiscal year February 1 to January 31.
Each license issued shall show the name and address of the licensee, the number of machines on the premises and the date of issuance and expiration. The license shall be prominently posted on the premises.
There shall be prominently posted in the premises the name, address and telephone number of the owner or operator of the laundry or dry-cleaning establishment, and there shall be a public telephone on the premises in a conspicuous location.
Any dryer located on the premises for use in connection with such washing machines shall be so constructed that it may be opened from the inside as well as from the outside.
The premises shall not be used nor the laundry or dry-cleaning establishment be operated during the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.
In every premises where self-service dry-cleaning equipment is located, an attendant employed by the licensee must be present and on the premises at all times that such equipment is available for use by the public.
No broken or unused washers, dryers, nor equipment are to be stored in the establishment except in a storage room when approved by the Health Officer. No parts of washers, dryers, nor equipment are to be stored in the establishment except in a storage room when approved by the Health Officer.
The premises and all facilities and equipment to be kept clean and free of litter and rubbish. An adequate number of trash cans, which are in good condition, are to be provided for litter and rubbish and shall be emptied two times a week or more often if needed.
The floors shall be of an easily cleanable material acceptable to the Board of Health, shall be smooth, kept clean and in good repair. The use of wood surface or painted wood surfaces is prohibited.
The walls and ceilings shall be kept clean and in good repair.
Where toilet facilities are provided, separate facilities must be provided for each sex. Toilet rooms shall be kept clean, in good repair, well lighted and properly ventilated by exterior windows or mechanical means. Floors of toilet rooms shall be constructed so that the material and joints are impervious to water and shall be provided with a sanitary base. The walls and ceilings shall be of a smooth washable surface and shall be finished in a light color. The fixtures shall be wall hung. The toilet bowl shall be elongated, and the toilet seat shall have an open front. The toilet rooms shall be conspicuously and appropriately marked for men and women.
All requirements of the Borough Plumbing Code and its amendments shall be met.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 146, Building Construction.
[Amended 9-21-1988 by Ord. No. 1080; 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Any person or persons, firm, partnership or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter shall be liable, upon conviction thereof, to a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.