For the purposes of this article amusement devices are defined as all coin-operated machines or devices intended for amusement purposes, including, but not by way of limitation, machines commonly known as music machines, coin operated pool tables, juke boxes, pinball machines, video games, and coin-operated machines of every kind or description intended to be operated for amusement or entertainment, excluding weighing machines, and vending machines intended solely for the sale of merchandise at its fair market value.

(Code 1986, 5-201; Code 2007)

It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the business of operating an automatic music device or an automatic amusement device for profit or gain, whether as a single business or in conjunction with other businesses to have, allow, permit, the use on their premises any automatic music or amusement device without first obtaining an operation permit from the city clerk.

(Code 1986, 5-202; Code 2007)

One permit shall be required for location, building, or structure, with plainly displayed thereon the number of automatic music or amusement devices located on the premises as well as the cost of the permit affixed plainly thereon. The cost of the permit shall be $10.00 per device per calendar year, such cost to become due and payable on January 1st of each year.

(Ord. 777, Sec. 1; Code 2007)

Each permit shall be valid for the calendar year period from the date of its issuance and shall be valid as to the number of the devices located thereon.

(Ord. 777, Sec. 2; Code 2007)

There shall be no refund in the event the number of the devices located thereon decreases during the period that said permit is valid. It shall be permitted for the type or kind of automatic music or amusement devices to be interchanged during the existence of the permit as long as the number of devices does not exceed the number affixed upon the face of the permit.

(Code 1986, 5-205; Code 2007)