City of Coatesville, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 1108-99. (This ordinance was adopted as Ch. 117, but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.) Amendments noted were applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 102.
Fire protection and prevention — See Ch. 115.
Plumbing — See Ch. 176.
Sewers — See Ch. 185.
Zoning — See Ch. 224.
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meaning:
COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRIES and COIN-OPERATED DRY-CLEANING ESTABLISHMENTS
Establishments or places of business conducted for the purpose of dry-cleaning, washing, drying and laundering clothes and other washable materials that may be brought to said establishment or place of business by customers and wherein the work is done in machines, coin-operated or otherwise, located on the premises, by the customers themselves or by or under the supervision of the owners or operators of said establishment or place of business for said customers, and shall include a "laundromat," "wash-o-mat" and similar names and types under which laundering of the self-service type is carried on; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not be construed to include the conventional laundry or dry-cleaning establishment where the services provided are performed by the owner or by his or her employees.
PERSON
Includes a corporation, association, organization, firm and partnership, as well as an individual.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment in the city without having first obtained a license therefor. Application for a license shall be filed with the Codes Clerk. Said application shall state the name and address of the person who will operate the coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment, the exact location of the premises and the size of the premises where said coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment will be operated and, if the operator is not the owner of the premises, the name and address of the owner. The consent of the owner of the premises shall be endorsed on the application. A separate application and license shall be required for each establishment. Each license shall expire on December 31 of each year. No license shall be issued unless the premises in which the coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment is to be operated comply in all respects to the requirements and provisions of the regulations of the Fire Department, County Health Department, Building Code, Plumbing Code and Zoning Ordinance of the city. The annual license fee shall be at the rate of $1 for each coin-operated washing or dry-cleaning machine installed, provided that the minimum fee shall be $25 for each establishment.
The entire premises devoted to the operation of the coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment and all machines used in connection therewith shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. The floor shall be kept clean and dry. The premises shall be adequately ventilated and provided with sufficient natural or artificial light. The walls of said premises shall be covered with nonabsorbent paint, cement or other impervious material. All plumbing work shall at all times conform to the provisions of the Plumbing Code of the city and shall always be kept in a good condition and state of repair. Said coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be operated in such a manner as to always comply in all respects with the requirements and regulations of the Fire Department, County Health Department, Building Code, Plumbing Code and Zoning Ordinance of the city.
No machinery used in the operation of a coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be operated in such manner as to cause unnecessary or unreasonable noise or vibration to the annoyance of residents in the surrounding neighborhood or to the detriment of the well-being of the neighborhood or to buildings and premises in the neighborhood.
No coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be permitted to remain open from the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 am. unless an attendant is on the premises during these hours of operation.
The City Council is hereby authorized to adopt by resolution any additional rules and regulations for the proper enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Such rules and regulations shall have the same force and effect as the provisions of this chapter, and the penalty for the violation thereof shall be the same as the penalty for the violation of the provisions of this chapter.
No water from the operation of the coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be discharged into the storm sewer of the city but shall only be discharged into the sanitary sewer of the city. Any and all effluent discharged from the coin-operated laundry or coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall meet the standards and regulations of the city.
The Codes Department and Fire Department of the city shall, at least once a year, check each licensed premises to see that the business is being conducted and operated within the provisions of this chapter. The city may make more frequent inspections in its discretion.
Licenses granted hereunder may be suspended or revoked at any time by the City Council upon conviction of the holder thereof of a violation of any provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and in default thereof shall be sentenced to serve not more than 30 days in prison.
B. 
Each day's continuance of such violation after conviction shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
If any section, clause, sentence or provision of this chapter shall be found to be unconstitutional or invalid, the remaining sections, clauses, sentences and provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby but shall be and remain in full force and effect.