[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of East Hanover: Art. I, 10-4-1990 by Ord. No. 17-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-4-1990 by Ord. No. 17-1990]
Advertising merchandise for sale, by any person, as a "going-out-of-business sale" or in terms substantially similar to "going-out-of-business sale" for a period in excess of 90 days or to advertise more than one such sale within any given consecutive-day period of 360 days shall be an unlawful practice. The three-hundred-sixty-day period shall commence on the first day of such sale.
Permits for going-out-of-business sales shall be issued by the East Hanover Zoning Officer. Said permit shall be valid for a period of 30 days.
Renewal or extension of a permit is allowed, with each extension valid for a period of 30 days. However, in no event may the total period of the going-out-of-business sale exceed 90 days. Further, there shall be provided a steadily increasing fee schedule for extensions of such permits.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14-152, the Police Department is authorized to enforce this Article and to issue summonses for that purpose.
Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this Article shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or 90 days' service in a work program for each violation. For any person in violation of this Article, each day in violation shall constitute an additional, separate and distinct violation.