[Adopted 8-8-1972 by Ord. No. 1297]
For the purpose of the article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivation shall have the following meanings:
- MARKET HOUSES OR PLACES
- A place where commodities are sold by persons to the general public from spaces or stalls, which spaces or stalls are not permanently installed and to which an occupant thereof does not have exclusive right to possession of the ground covered by it.
- Those persons, partnerships, corporations, associations or any other entities who have the right to sell their commodities from a space or stall at a market house or place.
- Those persons, partnerships, corporations, associations or any other entities who provide or obtain spaces or stalls for occupiers and charge such occupiers for such occupiers' use of such spaces or stalls.
There is hereby imposed an annual license tax on each operator of a market house or place situate in the Township of Shaler, which tax shall be paid annually on or before the commencement of operation of the same for each year said market house or place is in operation, said license tax being payable at the office of the Secretary of the Township of Shaler, 300 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.
Such license tax shall be based upon the number of spaces or stalls comprising such market house or place and the number of days per year such market house or place is open for business to the general public. Such annual license fee shall be set by resolution of the Board of Commissioners for each such market house or place situate in the Township of Shaler. All operators shall be required to maintain accurate records of such days of operation and such number of stalls or places.
From and after the effective date of this article, it shall be unlawful for any operator to conduct a market house or place situate in the Township of Shaler without having first paid the license tax as provided by this article.
No operator shall permit any occupier of a market house or place for which such operator is the licensee to sell, nor shall any occupier sell, any prepared foods or beverage without such occupier first having obtained any and all necessary permits from all governmental agencies relating to the sale of the same.
No operator shall permit the occupation of, nor shall any occupier occupy, any portion of any sidewalk in the operation of such market house or place for which such operator is the licensee.
No operator shall permit the premises upon which a market house or place of which he is the licensee to be used in such a manner as to block fire lanes.
The operator of any market house or place, as a condition of obtaining a license to operate the same, shall submit a plan or drawing showing the area of the same which is to be used for selling and the area reserved for the parking of motor vehicles. Such plan or drawing additionally shall be annotated to indicate the required fire lane or lanes. Any deviation from such plan or drawing shall be a violation of this article and grounds for termination of the operator's license.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
Any person, partnership, corporation or association or any other entity who violates this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $600, plus the cost of proceedings, the same to be collected in the name of the Township of Shaler by civil proceedings, or, in default of payment of the fine and costs, shall be committed to the Allegheny County Jail for a period not to exceed 90 days.