Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Council 11-19-1962 as Ch. 12 of the 1962 Code (Ch. 145 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Business hours — See Ch. 159.
Fire prevention and protection — See Ch. 239.
Zoning — See Ch. 315.
Motor vehicle sales from open-air lots — See Ch. 363.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTO REPAIR SHOP
Any building, structure or place in the Township where the business of repairing automobiles is conducted, including the repairing of batteries, electrical equipment or bodies of automobiles and the painting, greasing or washing of automobiles.
A. 
No person shall engage in the business of conducting or operating a public automobile garage, gasoline filling station or auto repair shop in the Township without first obtaining a license from the Township Council.
B. 
No person shall engage in the business of operating a store or market in the Township wherein motor oil, motor fuel or motor grease is sold without first obtaining a license as required by this chapter.
[Amended 4-17-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16]
Written application for the license required by this chapter shall be made to the Fire Official. Such application shall be accompanied by the license fee and shall set forth the name and address of the applicant, the type of business to be licensed, the place where the business is to be conducted and the length of time the business has been conducted at the place to be licensed.
[Amended 4-17-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16]
Upon the filing of the application for license under this chapter, the Fire Official and Fire Chief or his assistant shall inspect the premises where the business is to be conducted and report to the Township Council whether all laws respecting fire hazards and the conduct of the business have been complied with and whether the business to be licensed will constitute a violation of the Zoning Ordinance of the Township.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 315, Land Development.
[Amended 12-6-1965; 10-1-1991; 4-17-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16]
A. 
The annual fee for a license under this chapter, which fee is imposed for regulation and revenue, shall be $75.
B. 
The license shall expire on December 31 next after its issuance.
[Amended 4-17-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16]
After the Township Council has approved the application for a license under this chapter, the Fire Official shall issue such license, which shall be for each place of business and shall not be transferable. Such license shall specify the type of business licensed.
It shall be unlawful to permit or maintain any accumulation of waste or other material which is combustible so as to create a fire hazard on any premises licensed under this chapter.
[Added 10-1-1984; amended 4-20-1987; 10-5-1987; 2-1-1988]
A. 
Gasoline filling stations. In order to avoid the noise, inconvenience and disturbance to residential areas within the Township, gasoline filling stations regulated by this chapter shall cease the conduct of their business at a reasonable hour. Every gasoline filling station shall be closed to the public, and business with the public therein shall be and is hereby prohibited after the hour of 12:00 midnight and before the hour of 5:00 a.m. of any day, provided that said gasoline filling station is located within 200 feet of a residential zone. A "residential zone" shall be those areas designated as such in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Bloomfield.[1] The distance of 200 feet provided therein shall be measured in the same manner as measurements are made for the serving of notices in relation to applications for variances as prescribed in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Bloomfield.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 315, Land Development.
B. 
Auto repair shops. Auto repair shops as defined herein and gasoline filling stations which provide those services as stipulated in § 279-1 shall operate, in the case of auto repair shops, or provide such service, in the case of gasoline filling stations, only during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, provided that said auto repair service and gasoline filling station are located within 200 feet of a residential zone. A "residential zone" shall be those areas designated as such in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Bloomfield.[2] The distance of 200 feet provided therein shall be measured in the same manner as measurements are made for the serving of notices in relation to applications for variances as prescribed in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Bloomfield.
[Added 10-16-1990]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 315, Land Development.
[Added 11-2-1987[1]]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.