[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton 12-2-1977 as Ch. 99 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 141.
By the adoption of this ordinance, the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton declares its intent to regulate in a manner consistent with the interest of the citizens of the Town of East Hampton the maintaining and operating of washing machines, drying machines and dry-cleaning machines. Unattended, such machines constitute a threat to the safety and welfare of the community. Therefore, recognizing the need for regulation, the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton does enact this ordinance.
Each person who is the owner, operator or manager of a business of maintaining and operating for hire separate washing machines, drying machines and/or dry-cleaning machines for personal and individual use, where made available to the public, shall provide an attendant, who is familiar with the operation of such machines and any other machines installed on the premises used therein and who shall be in attendance at all times when such machines are made available for hire.
For the purposes of this ordinance the word "person" shall mean and include an individual, any combination of individuals or a corporation.
This ordinance shall be effective and operative only in that portion of the Town of East Hampton outside of any incorporated village therein.
Any person who violates the provisions of this ordinance or permits any acts in violation thereof shall be guilty of a violation, and upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Town Board may so maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this ordinance.
This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after publication and posting as required by law.