City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Taneytown 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 5-82 (Title 10, Ch. 5, Sec. 10-5-2 of the 1980 Code); amended 1-9-1984 by Ord. No. 15-83. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Business licenses — See Ch. 88.
Vending machines — See Ch. 198.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any electrically or mechanically operated machine or device utilized for amusement purposes, including slot machines, pinball machines, video games and all other such devices, other than jukeboxes.
The license fee for each such machine or device authorized at any location shall be the sum set annually by motion of Council for that year or any portion thereof due and payable on July 1 of each year.
Display of license. The license for each such location shall be displayed prominently.
The City Manager shall issue such license upon payment thereof to the Clerk.
The license for each location shall be issued for a specified number of machines. No licenses issued hereunder may be transferred to any other location.
No permit for any amusement device shall be issued to any location within the city zoned other than local business or general business pursuant to the provisions of this Code and maps adopted in relation thereto.[1] No more than three devices shall be allowed by any license issued to any location within a local business zone.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 205, Zoning.
[Amended 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99]
A violation of this chapter is declared to be a municipal infraction. The penalty for violation shall be $50 for each initial offense and $100 for each repeat offense.
The Mayor and Council may revoke the license issued to any location within the city if it has been decided that there has been a violation of this chapter.