Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park 6-27-1972 (Ch. 110 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 23, Art. I.
[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 6-85]
It shall be unlawful for any person, whether as principal or agent, clerk or employee, either for himself or any other person, or for any body corporate or as an officer of any corporation or otherwise, to:
A. 
Engage in the operation of one or more machines or devices offered for public use which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token or by other means, dispense unit servings of food or beverages, either in bulk or package, without the necessity of replenishing the devices between each vending operation, without first having applied to and procured a permit from the Board of Health of this municipality so to do or without complying with any and all of the provisions of the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961), as adopted or amended by the Board of Commissioners.
B. 
Maintain or permit to be maintained on or in any location in this municipality one or more machines or devices offered for public use which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token or by other means, dispense unit servings of food or beverages, whether in bulk or package, without the necessity of replenishing the devices between each vending operation, without first having applied to and procured a license for each such machine or device from the Board of Health of this municipality, or without complying with any and all of the provisions of the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961), as adopted or amended by the Board of Commissioners.
[Amended 12-22-1981 by Ord. No. 19-81]
A. 
The fees for permits and licenses as required by § 110-1 above, for the purpose of raising revenue for regulation and control, to be paid annually to this municipality, are hereby fixed as follows:
(1) 
Permit fee: $15 per year.
(2) 
License fee: $10 per machine per year.
B. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, no license fee shall be required for machines which dispense items of goods for $0.01, but the operator shall be required to register the machines with the municipality and obtain a license, which shall be issued by the Board of Health.
C. 
All permits and licenses issued under authority of this chapter shall expire on the 31st day of December each year. Permit and license fees shall be paid to the Board of Health.
Application for the issuance of the permits and licenses referred to in § 110-1 above shall be made in conformity with the provisions of the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961). Such permits and licenses are not transferable.
[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 6-85]
Permits and licenses issued under authority of this chapter may be suspended, revoked or reinstated by the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park pursuant to the provisions of the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961), as adopted or amended by the Board of Commissioners.
No provision of this chapter shall be applied so as to impose any unlawful burden on either interstate commerce or any activity of the state or federal government.
A code regulating the use, operation and maintenance of food and beverage vending machines and licensing thereof; prohibiting the sale or possession with intent to sell through vending machines of adulterated or misbranded foods or drinks; authorizing inspection of vending machines and operations connected therewith; and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961)."
Three copies of the said Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961) have been placed on file in the office of the Board of Health of the Village of Ridgefield Park and the office of the Village Clerk upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this chapter.
[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 6-85[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).