City of Englewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Englewood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch.167.
Fee Schedule — See Ch. 191.
Land use — See Ch. 250.
Noise — See Ch. 286.
Retail establishments — See Ch. 330.
[Adopted 10-5-1978 by Ord. No. 2335 as §§ 10-23 to 10-32 of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 254-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
DRY-CLEANING ESTABLISHMENT
An establishment where the business of cleaning clothes or other material in a dry manner is conducted and shall include self-service types of dry cleaning, and also any establishment where a combination of laundering and dry cleaning is conducted.

§ 254-2 License required; application; compliance with other regulations; fee; expiration date.

A. 
No person shall operate any dry-cleaning establishment without having first obtained a license therefor from the City Clerk.
B. 
An application for such license shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall identify the premises in which the establishment is to be operated and shall specify the size thereof and, if automatic self-service machines are to be used, shall specify the number of such machines.
C. 
Such application shall have attached thereto, the consent of the owner of the premises.
D. 
No license shall be issued unless the premises complies in all respects with all building, fire, health, plumbing and zoning regulations of the City.
E. 
The annual fee for such a license and the annual per-machine fee shall be at the rate provided for in Chapter 191, Fee Schedule. Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 254-3 Operational requirements.

Any premises in which a dry-cleaning establishment is operated shall conform with the following standards and requirements:
A. 
The entire premises and all machines used therein shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, and the floor shall be kept clean and dry.
B. 
The premises shall be adequately ventilated and provided with sufficient natural or artificial light.
C. 
The walls of the premises shall be covered with nonabsorbent paint, cement or other impervious material.
D. 
All plumbing fixtures shall at all times conform to the provisions of the Plumbing Code of the City and shall be kept in good condition and a good state of repair.
E. 
All applicable regulations and requirements of the Fire Department, Board of Health, Building Code, Plumbing Code and Chapter 250, Land Use, shall be complied with.

§ 254-4 Additional requirements for self-service machines.

In addition to the requirements set forth in § 254-3, when any automatic self-service machines are installed, the premises shall also conform to the following requirements:
A. 
Two exits to the open air, at least 25 feet apart, shall be provided.
B. 
Eight complete changes of air every hour shall be provided.
C. 
Each machine shall be equipped with a device which prevents the opening of the door of any unit until all perchlorethylene, or other solvent, is removed from the garments and from the drum in which the clothes are sprayed.
D. 
Gutters leading to a buried drain tank of sufficient size to accept all solvent coming from the units shall be constructed to provide for drainage to the rear of the machines.
E. 
Indoor signs warning the consumer of the dangers of excessive solvent inhalation and skin irritation from unevaporated dry-cleaning solvent shall be prominently displayed.
F. 
Direct equipment exhausts shall be provided to terminate to the outer air, and all such exhausts shall:
(1) 
Be at least seven feet above the street, yard, or court grade of the premises,
(2) 
Be under static pressure by a mechanical fan.
(3) 
Be at least five feet from any window or ventilating opening if on the same plane as the exhaust terminal and at least 10 feet away from ventilating windows or ventilating openings if on a plane facing in the direction of the exhaust terminal.
(4) 
Be provided with mesh lint arrestors unless lint traps are provided on the dry-cleaning units.

§ 254-5 Prohibited acts.

The following matters shall be prohibited in any dry-cleaning establishment:
A. 
Use of coin-operated dry-cleaning units by persons under the age of 18 years.
B. 
Use of perchlorethylene or other solvent whose odor has been masked.
C. 
Concentration of perchlorethylene or other solvent vapors greater than 100 parts per million parts of air anywhere in the establishment.
D. 
Use of a gas flame heater or gas flame near perchlorethylene or other inflammable solvents.
E. 
Access of consumers to solvent storage tanks, power boxes and other sources of danger.

§ 254-6 Attendant required for self-service machines.

When any automatic self-service machines are installed, the licensee shall have a qualified person, who has had experience in relation to the operation of said machines, in attendance at all times in the establishment to supervise all operations and to conduct and compel compliance with all regulations pertaining to the operation of the machines. Any person using such automatic self-service machines shall comply with all orders and directions of such supervisor.

§ 254-7 Noise.

No machinery used in the operation of dry cleaning shall be operated in such manner as to cause unnecessary or unreasonable noise or vibration to the annoyance of residents in the neighborhood or to the detriment of the well-being of the neighborhood.

§ 254-8 Hours of operation; Sundays.

No dry-cleaning establishment shall begin operations before 7:00 a.m. or continue to operate after 11:00 p.m. nor shall such establishment operate on Sundays.

§ 254-9 Inspection of premises.

The Board of Health of the City shall, at least once a month, inspect each licensed premises to ensure that the business is being conducted and operated within the provisions of this article.

§ 254-10 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 10-5-1978 by Ord. No. 2335 as §§ 10-33 to 10-42 of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 254-11 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LAUNDERETTE
An establishment in which there is conducted the business of washing, cleaning, drying and laundering clothes and other washable materials which are brought to the establishment 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 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.
LAUNDRY
An establishment in which there is conducted the business of washing, cleaning, drying and laundering clothes and other washable materials, which are brought to the establishment by the owners or operators of the establishment or by customer, and wherein all or any part of the work is done on the premises by or under the supervision of the owners or operators of said establishment.

§ 254-12 License required; application; compliance with other regulations; fee; expiration date.

A. 
No person shall operate any laundry or launderette without having first obtained a license therefor from the City Clerk.
B. 
An application for such license shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall identify the premises in which the establishment is to be operated and shall specify the size thereof and, if automatic self-service machines are to be used, shall specify the number of such machines.
C. 
Such application shall have attached thereto, the consent of the owner of the premises.
D. 
No license shall be issued unless the premises complies in all respects with all building, fire, health, plumbing and zoning regulations of the City.
E. 
The annual fee per-machine fee for such a license shall be at the rate as provided for in Chapter 191, Fee Schedule. Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 254-13 Operation requirements.

Any premises in which a laundry or launderette establishment is operated shall conform to the following standards and requirements:
A. 
The entire premises and all machines used therein shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and the floor shall be kept clean and dry.
B. 
The premises shall be adequately ventilated and provided with sufficient natural or artificial light.
C. 
The walls of the premises shall be covered with nonabsorbent paint, cement or other impervious material.
D. 
All plumbing fixtures shall at all times conform to the provisions of the Plumbing Code of the City and shall be kept in good condition and a good state of repair.
E. 
All applicable regulations and requirements of the Fire Department, Board of Health, Building Code, Plumbing Code and Chapter 250, Land Use, shall be complied with.

§ 254-14 Noise.

No machinery used in the operation of a laundry or launderette 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.

§ 254-15 Hours of operation; Sundays.

No laundry or launderette shall begin operations before 7:00 a.m. or continue to operate after 11:00 p.m. No laundry or launderette shall operate on Sundays.

§ 254-16 Attendant required.

No laundry or launderette shall be operated unless an attendant shall be on the premises at all times during the hours of operation.

§ 254-17 Additional rules and regulations authorized.

The Council is hereby authorized to adopt by resolution any additional rules and regulations for the proper enforcement of the provisions of this article. Such rules and regulations shall have the same force and effect as the provisions of this article, and the penalty for the violation thereof shall be the same as the penalty for the violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 254-18 Water discharges.

No water from the operation of the laundry or launderette 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 laundry or launderette shall meet the standards and regulations of the Bergen County Sewerage Authority.

§ 254-19 Inspection of premises.

The Board of Health of the City shall, at least once a month, inspect each licensed premises to ensure that the business is being conducted and operated within the provisions of this article.

§ 254-20 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.