[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck 2-17-1937 and 6-8-1960 (Ch. 48 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall apply only to that part of the Town of Mamaroneck outside of incorporated villages, and whenever and wherever the words "Town of Mamaroneck" are used, such words shall mean the Town of Mamaroneck outside of incorporated villages.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A series of attached, semiattached or detached dwelling units with separate entrances, operated as a single business, containing individual sleeping or living units with bathrooms and closet space, with or without kitchens, designed for or used by automobile tourists and transients, and includes tourist courts, auto courts and motor lodges, with convenient access to a parking space for the use of the units' occupants, and direct and convenient access to a traveled road, and maintained and held out to the public as accommodations for auto tourists and transients by the day, week or month, whether a charge is made or not.
- Includes individuals, copartnerships, corporations and incorporated
and joint-stock associations.[Added 5-3-1939]
[Amended 7-17-1996 by L.L. No. 14-1996]; 10-16-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
In every motel, there shall be an office of the person in charge of said motel. A copy of this chapter shall be posted therein, and the motel register shall at all times be kept in said office and made available to the Town Police Department and Building Inspector or the Director of Building Code Enforcement and Land Use Administration or either's designated representative upon request.
It is hereby made the duty of the attendant or persons in charge of the motel to:
Keep at all times a register of all guests as provided in § 204 of the General Business Law of the State of New York, which shall be open at all times to inspection by state and federal officers and officers of the Town of Mamaroneck, showing for all guests:
The name and home address of each guest for whom accommodations are afforded.
The dates of arrival and departure.
The license number as shown on the automobile registration produced by the guest, make and type of all automobiles.
The name of the state issuing such automobile licenses.
Maintain the motel in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.
See that the provisions of this chapter are complied with and enforced and report promptly to the proper authorities any violations of this chapter or any other violation of law which may come to his attention.
Report to the Department of Health of the County of Westchester all cases of persons or animals infected or suspected of being infected with any communicable disease.
Prevent the running loose of dogs, cats or other animals or pets.
Maintain in convenient places, approved by the Fire Department of the Town of Mamaroneck, hand fire extinguishers in good operating condition in the ratio of one to each motel unit.
Prohibit the lighting of open fires on the premises.
Prohibit the use of any motel unit by a greater number of occupants than that which it is designed to accommodate.
The owner, lessee, licensee or occupant of any premises upon which a motel is located who commits any act in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall each be liable for any such violation and for the penalty therefor. Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended 7-17-1996 by L.L. No. 14-1996]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 or to imprisonment for a period of not less than one day nor more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment, and, in addition, any and all persons who violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall omit, neglect or refuse to do any act required by this chapter shall, severally, for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, forfeit and pay a penalty of $500, recoverable in a civil action brought by or on behalf of the Town of Mamaroneck. The imposition of all penalties for any violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. The application of any of the above penalty or penalties or the prosecution of the violation of the provisions of this chapter shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of conditions prohibited by this chapter.
Editor's Note: Former § 48-6, Additional violations and penalties, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 7-17-1996 by L.L. No. 14-1996.