[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Red Bank as Secs. 4-3 and 4-8 of the 1987 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. 73-64]
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or operate what is commonly known as a "junk shop," "junkyard" or "motor vehicle junkyard" for the purpose of purchasing, selling, storing old junk, old rope, old iron, brass, copper, tin, lead and/or other metals, old auto cars and other abandoned or nonusable vehicles, old bottles, papers and rags and materials of a similar nature, without first obtaining a license therefor, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The above definition will not be construed to include used automobiles or other motor vehicles intended to be sold or exchanged as completely assembled motor-driven vehicles, but shall be construed to mean the storage or deposit of one or more unregistered motor vehicles which are unfit for reconditioning for use for highway transportation or used parts of motor vehicles or materials which have been a part of a motor vehicle, the sum of which parts or material shall be equal in bulk to one or more motor vehicles.
All persons now engaged in or hereafter engaged in the business of junk shops or junkyards shall from and after the effective date of this chapter make application to the Borough Clerk for the license. The application shall be in writing and shall set forth the names and addresses of all persons engaged in the operation of the business, and if a firm, corporation or association, the names and addresses of the officers of the same. The application shall also set forth the principal place of business and shall describe the premises upon which the business is to be conducted, giving the street address, the street frontage and depth. The application shall be accompanied by a license fee hereinafter set forth. The application shall be approved by the Health Officer, the Construction Official and the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Borough. Upon approval of the above, the application shall then be presented to the Mayor and Council, and if approved by the Mayor and Council, the Borough Clerk shall issue license, which license shall be effective from the date of issue to April 30 of the year in which the license is issued. All renewals of licenses shall be made in the same manner and shall be effective for one year commencing on May 1.
The license fee shall be $50 per annum or any part thereof.
The license may be revoked at any time by the Mayor and Council upon good cause of complaint after due notice thereof and a hearing thereon.
No junk or materials of a similar nature shall be kept on any sidewalk of the Borough or on the sidewalk in front of the place of such business of any license.
Any such junk shop or junkyard conducted in open lots shall be fenced in by a suitable fence.
All gasoline, fuel or other explosive materials shall be drained and removed from any motor vehicle within 24 hours after it is received on any premises located in the Borough and the gasoline, fuel or other explosive material shall either be removed from the premises or kept in the manner provided for in the Fire Prevention Code.
It shall be unlawful for any junk dealer to permit any vehicle received on any premises in the Borough to be or remain in the open in such a manner that rain water shall collect and remain in any of the parts thereof for a longer period than 24 hours.
All parts of any motor vehicle so designed as to collect and hold rain water if left exposed in the open shall be housed in a watertight building with a foundation and floor constructed of concrete, brick or other suitable material so as to prevent the harboring therein of rats, mice or vermin.
It shall be unlawful to stack, pile or place parts of motor vehicles or junk upon premises in such a manner as to create a fire hazard or to create a place for the harboring or breeding of rats, mice or vermin.
The Health Officer, the Construction Official and the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Borough are hereby authorized and directed during reasonable business hours to make reasonable and periodic inspections of all of the premises and buildings for the purpose of ascertaining that the business is being conducted on the licensed premises in accordance with the provisions hereof and any other applicable ordinances of the Borough.