[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Licensing of Secondhand Dealers
Article II Placement of Construction Waste
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 80 of the 1982 Code]
No person shall engage in the business of keeping, storing, buying, selling or otherwise dealing in used or secondhand building materials in the city without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided in this article.
All persons desiring to engage in the business of keeping, storing, buying, selling or otherwise dealing in used or secondhand building materials shall make application for a license to the City Clerk, who is hereby designated as the licensing officer for the purpose of this article.
The application shall be in writing and shall set forth the name of the person and his address or principal place of business and shall describe the premises upon which said business is to be conducted, giving the street frontage and approximate depth of said premises. Said application shall be accompanied by the license fee provided by § 105-3.
The City Clerk is hereby directed to present said application to the Council at its next meeting and is hereby authorized to issue a license to such person on approval of the same by the Council.
The license shall be effective from the date of issue to the 31st day of December of the year in which said license is issued. All persons, upon the expiration of any license granted hereunder, shall make application to the City Clerk for a license to conduct said business for the ensuing year or part thereof and shall pay for said license the same fee as set forth in § 105-3.
The fee for a license issued under this article shall be $100.
Each lot, or any part thereof, licensed under this article shall be enclosed with a board fence not less than six feet nor more than eight feet in height and constructed of such material and in such manner that the interior of such yard and the contents thereof shall not be visible from outside of said fence. The fence shall be located at least 20 feet from the property line of the street or highway near or upon which it is located.
The fence or enclosure shall be maintained and kept in good condition at all times, and no merchandise, building supplies or lumber or other equipment covered by this article shall be so placed or piled as to be visible above said enclosure. The fence shall not be used for advertising purposes except as may be authorized by the Council upon application to it.
The Health Officer of the city is authorized and directed, during reasonable business hours, to make reasonably periodic and effective inspections of all premises and buildings mentioned in this article for the purpose of ascertaining that the business is being conducted on the licensed premises in accordance with the provisions of this article.
The licensee shall keep a record in which shall be written at the time of each purchase a description of the article so purchased, the name or residence of the person from whom each purchase is made and the date of such purchase. Said books shall, at all reasonable times, be open to inspection by the Chief of Police, the Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official or Electrical Subcode Official or any persons duly authorized in writing for the purpose by the Chief of Police.
The licensee shall make, within 24 hours of any purchase, written reports to the Chief of Police of the material or materials purchased by him, specifically mentioned and provided for in this article.
All used or secondhand building material, before being placed, stored or exposed for sale on any premises in the city, shall be thoroughly cleansed of all roaches, bugs, vermin or other foreign matter likely to give off dangerous, harmful or noxious odors or produce conditions harmful to the health of the citizens in the vicinity of the premises upon which said used or secondhand building materials are kept, stored or exposed for sale.
All used or secondhand bathtubs, lavatories, urinals, basins, boilers or plumbing fixtures of like kind and description shall be kept, stored and exposed for sale in a watertight building constructed with a suitable concrete, brick or like foundation and floor, so as to prevent, so far as possible, the harboring of rats, mice, roaches, bed bugs and vermin. All other building materials or parts so designed or constructed as to catch and hold rainwater shall be kept, stored and exposed for sale in a building of similar character.
No used or secondhand building materials shall be permitted to be piled in such manner as to create a fire hazard or to furnish a place for the harboring or breeding of rats, mice or vermin.
No used or secondhand building material of any kind shall be piled, stacked or racked or otherwise placed upon said premises closer to the property line than 20 feet. All used or secondhand building material shall be so piled, stacked, racked or otherwise placed on said premises as to prevent injury to persons lawfully passing along the sidewalk in front of said premises or injury or damage to the adjoining premises or to persons lawfully using the same, in the event that said piles, stacks, racks or building material otherwise placed should fall or become dislodged.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Art. VII of Ch. 188 of the 1982 Code]
No person, firm or corporation shall place or deposit at the curb or on the sidewalk in the City of Pleasantville, for collection or removal by the Public Works Department or by others, any materials, debris or waste incidental to or resulting from any building construction, alterations or improvement work.
No person, firm or corporation shall cause the accumulation of debris on or around construction sites or its storage in such a manner that it shall be likely to be removed by natural forces onto adjacent property.
[Added 6-19-1989 by Ord. No. 12-1989]
A dumpster must be kept on all work site locations, or a trash bin must be installed at each site. The bin must be out of public view and emptied at least once a week. The locations of dumpsters and trash bins must be approved by the Zoning Official.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.