No person shall, on the sidewalks, streets, vacant lots abutting on, or store fronts on Broad Street, between Fifth Street and First Street, operate or maintain any snowball machine or sell commercially any edible ices, custards, ice cream or any other edible substance, it being the intended purpose of this section to limit the commercial sales of all edible substances sold in this area of Broad Street to sales within buildings. This section shall not apply to fundraising sales for nonprofit and charitable organizations. Such organizations shall be required to secure a permit for sales from the town clerk.
(Code 1974, § 8-4; Ord. of 2-11-88, § 1)
Findings. It is found that there is a substantial growth of new entertainment devices being placed in and about the town and that such entertainment devices are or may be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the citizens of the town, and that for the peace and dignity of the town, and under authority of G.S. 160A-181, the town declares the following policy, as set out in this section.
Restrictions. The location, ownership and/or operation of games generally known as video, electronic or pinball-type machines shall be restricted in the following manners.
Such games as the machines as above designated shall be located only in businesses located in the zones designated as highway business, central business and neighborhood business under the present zoning laws.
Businesses shall be limited to locating upon their premises:
One of such machines or games if the business has 3,000 square feet or less enclosed space within its building;
Two such machines or games if the business has more than 3,000 and less than 6,000 square feet within its enclosed business building; or
Three maximum number of such machines or games if such business has more than 6,000 square feet in its enclosed business building.
There shall be a maximum total of three machines or games only in any one business building operated within the zoning districts listed in subsection (b)(1).
Violation. It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain, own or operate the machines or games described in this section upon premises in violation of the limitations set out in this section.
(Ord. of 7-8-82, § 1)