[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City 11-15-1895. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Demolition of buildings — See Ch. 105.
It shall be lawful for any and all persons authorized by permit or license and permit as hereinafter prescribed to use the streets and alleys of the City of Atlantic City for the purpose of moving any building or buildings through and upon the same, provided that said movers shall be responsible for any and all accidents and damages to said city property that may occur by reason of said moving, from the 15th day of September in any year to the 20th day of May following, and the use of the streets and avenues of said city is prohibited to all persons for the purpose of moving any building or buildings from the 20th day of May to the 15th day of September in any year unless and until, in addition to the permit or license, or both, as provided in this chapter, a special permit for such a special purpose shall be obtained in writing, from the City Council or a majority of its members.
The use of any streets and avenues of said City is prohibited to any and all owners and occupiers of any building or buildings, their servants and agents, until such owner or occupier shall obtain a permit in writing therefor, designating the routes or streets and avenues to be used, and such permit shall be his full authority and license to use such streets and avenues.
The use of the streets and avenues of said City is prohibited to any and all persons who shall move any building or buildings for any other persons for hire or who shall engage in the business of moving buildings for hire until he or they shall obtain a license therefor from the Mercantile Appraiser of said City, which license shall be for the term of eight months from its date, and, in addition to such annual license, such contractor or person engaged in the business of moving houses shall obtain a permit from the Building Inspector of said City, designating the route of streets and avenues to be used in the moving of any building.
In case of any wire or wires, trolley wire or trolley wires crossing any street or alley, over or upon which any building or buildings may be necessary to be moved to reach the proper destination, said wire or wires, trolley wire or trolley wires shall be cut or opened by the person or corporation that may own or operate the same at his own expense; provided, however, that the mover or occupant of any such building or buildings shall give at least five days' notice to such person or corporation owning or operating such wire or wires, trolley wire or trolley wires.
Any license or partnership or firm or partners who shall desire a license to use the streets and avenues of said City for moving buildings for hire shall file an application in writing with the Mercantile Appraiser, and such Appraiser shall issue said license to such applicant or firm of applicants upon the payment to said Appraiser for the use of said City a fee of $3 for the time specified in this chapter.
[Amended 2-1-1989 by Ord. No. 2-1989; 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 104]
Every person or partnership or firm or partners who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine in any sum not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment in the City jail not exceeding 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the Municipal Judge before whom such case shall be brought.