[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. IV, Sec. 4-7, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Borough Council do hereby deem it necessary for the full protection of the health and safety of the borough that the licensing of mobile food trucks and/or vehicular vehicles be restricted and regulated in the Borough of Fort Lee.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOBILE FOOD TRUCK
- Any automobile, truck or motor-powered vehicle engaged in the business of selling cooked or prepared food to persons.
- MOBILE RESTAURANT LICENSE
- Any license issued under this chapter for either a mobile food truck or a vehicular vehicle.
- VEHICULAR VEHICLES
- Any and all other types of vehicles engaged in the selling of cooked or prepared foods.
No mobile food truck or other vehicle engaged in the business of selling cooked or prepared foods in the borough shall operate within the borough without first having obtained a license to do so. Such license shall be issued by the Borough Clerk as of January 1 of each year and expire on December 31 of the year in which issued unless sooner revoked by the Council and shall be good as to only one vehicle.
All applications for the issuance or renewal of a license shall be made to the Police Department on forms to be adopted by the Mayor and Council and designed to elicit information respecting the vehicle to be so used and the identification, responsibility and law-abiding habits of the owner of the vehicle.
Each applicant for a license shall supply the information requested on the application in full and verify its correctness by his oath or affirmation and thereafter file the completed application with the Police Department together with the full amount of the fee as hereinafter set forth. In addition, the applicant shall exhibit public liability insurance to the Borough Clerk covering the vehicle to be licensed for the term of the license applied for.
The annual fee for a mobile restaurant license issued or renewed shall be $100 for each year or portion thereof, and such licenses shall be under the charge and control of the applicant applying therefor, and the applicant shall be responsible for the operation of the vehicle so licensed to the applicant.
[Amended 9-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-32]
No person shall stop, stand or park for the purpose of selling cooked or prepared foods in a public place or prohibited area (See § 273-13.) within the Borough for any period in excess of 20 minutes, unless otherwise authorized by the Borough for special or seasonal events. At least once every 20 minutes, each mobile food truck or other such vehicle must be driven a minimum distance of 500 feet.
The licensee shall see to it that any and all premises used by the vehicle shall be left in a clean and orderly state and that no waste or garbage from its operation be deposited or left remaining on any property or street located within the Borough.
The Mayor and Council may in its discretion refuse to issue or renew or may after notice and hearing revoke or suspend any license if the applicant has been once convicted of a crime in this or any other jurisdiction, or convicted of being a disorderly person or of a violation of Title 39, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, or who has been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or who violates any provision of this chapter, or who has any judgment unsatisfied of record against him arising out of an automobile accident, or who is an alien citizen of any nation between whom and the United States of America a state of war exists or who has made false answers in the application for such license, or any renewal thereof, or who has not fully complied with all the requirements of this chapter, or if the vehicle licensed or to be licensed by reason of unsafe or unsanitary conditions is dangerous to the health or safety of the people, or if the policy of insurance required to be exhibited under the terms of this chapter is not in full effect and force during the licensed period or the applicant has failed to comply with any and all other laws of this municipality, county or state.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.
The Police Department shall, upon the Council's approval of an application, pay the fees received therefor over to the Borough Treasurer.
Each vehicle licensed under the terms of this chapter shall have displayed in a conspicuous place fully visible to the public the license issued.
Upon approval by the Mayor and Council of an application, the Police Department shall issue and sign the license in the form to be approved by the Mayor and Council.
Any such license renewal thereof or transfer thereof may only be authorized by action of the Mayor and Council in compliance with the provisions of this chapter as to any such issuance, renewal or transfer.
No mobile food truck or other vehicle engaged in the business of selling cooked or prepared foods shall stop, stand or park for the purpose of selling cooked or prepared foods on the following described public roadways located in the borough:
Main Street: entire length.
Lemoine Avenue: entire length.
Route 9W: entire length.
Fletcher Avenue: entire length.
Schlosser Street: entire length.
Palisade Avenue: entire length.
Sixteenth Street: entire length.
Route 5: entire length.
Elsmere Place: between Anderson Avenue and Center Avenue.
Anderson Avenue: between Brinkerhoff Avenue and Westview Avenue.
Myrtle Avenue: between First and Third Streets.
Washington Avenue: between First and Third Streets.
Linwood Avenue: from Bridge Plaza South to Main Street.
Lewis Street: from Linwood Avenue to Fletcher Avenue.