[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenburg as Art. VII of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Selectmen may license suitable persons as junk collectors, to collect by purchase or otherwise, junk, old metals and secondhand articles from place to place in the Town; and no person shall so collect without such license. Such licensee shall display his name and license number on his vehicle when engaged in collecting, transporting or dealing in junk as aforesaid. The aforesaid licenses may be revoked at pleasure, and shall be subject to the provision of MGL c. 140, §§ 54 to 56 inclusive, and all amendments thereto.
Before issuing any license or permit of the third class as defined in MGL c. 140, § 58, relative to secondhand motor vehicles, the following requirements shall be met:
The applicant shall file with the licensing authority a plan showing the location of the premises where the license or permit, if granted, is proposed to be exercised; where, on the premises, the secondhand motor vehicles are to be kept and in general the proposed set-up which the applicant proposes to have on the premises.
The applicant shall file a list setting forth the maximum number of secondhand motor vehicles to be kept on the premises at any time, and a detailed description of all the operations proposed to be carried on if and when such license or permit may be issued.
Unless the licensing authority is satisfied that the location of the premises is such that the proposed operations can be carried on in the open with reasonable regard for order and sightliness, the applicant shall be required to provide for the erection of a fence which, in the judgment of the licensing authority, will be suitable for maintaining orderliness and sightliness as may reasonably be done, having regard to the nature of the operations to be carried on upon the premises. The licensing authority shall determine the location of the fence and the applicant shall thereupon show the same on the plan submitted by him.
No such license or permit shall be issued to an applicant until said plan, and list bearing the written approval, and the date thereof, of a majority of the members of the licensing authority is filed in the office of the Town Clerk.
Failure on the part of any licensee hereunder to maintain the premises strictly in accordance with the plan and list approved by the licensing authority as aforesaid shall be grounds for revocation of said license unless any changes have been approved in writing by the licensing authority and noted upon the license.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as exempting third class licenses under MGL c. 140, § 58, from the applicable provisions of existing laws and regulations, or authorizing the use of land in violation of any other bylaw of the Town of Lunenburg.