[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 1-16-2018 by Ord. No. 2879-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- As defined in N.J.S.A. 45:26-2, a power-operated hoisting machine used in construction, demolition or excavation work, which has a power-operated winch, load line and boom moving laterally by the rotation of the machine on a carrier and has a manufacturer-rated lifting capacity of 10 tons or more. It shall not include a forklift, digger derrick truck, aircraft, bucket truck, knuckle boom, trolley boom or any vehicle or machine not having a power-operated winch and load line.
Before any crane may be operated within the Township of Maplewood, a permit shall be secured from the Township Building Department. A form of application shall be prepared by the Township Building Department and shall be completed for each application for a crane permit.
In addition to any other requirements, the crane application shall include a certificate of insurance, indicating applicable insurance coverage of not less than $3,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage.
The application shall include the name or names of all individuals who will operate the crane. Each individual named shall be an individual who has been licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate a crane. A copy of each operator's crane license shall accompany the application for the crane permit. Only designated, licensed individuals may operate licensed cranes.
The application fee shall be $100, payable to the Township.
Any person who operates a crane without the required license shall be subject to a fine of $1,000 for each violation. Each day of illegal operation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Any person or company who employs an unlicensed person as a crane operator or permits or directs an unlicensed person to operate a crane shall be subject to a fine of $1,000 for each violation. Each day of illegal operation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Any person or company who allows an unpermitted crane to be used on any job site within the Township shall be subject to a fine of $1,000 for each violation. Each day of illegal operation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.