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Borough of Woodland Park, NJ
Passaic County
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[Ord. No. 13-05]
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person shall place, use, or employ a clothing donation bin within the Borough for solicitation purposes unless all of the following requirements are met:
a. 
The clothing donation bin is owned or sponsored by a charitable organization registered pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:17A-18 et seq., or is sponsored by any department of the Borough;
b. 
The registered charitable organization has obtained a permit, valid for a specific period of time, from the Borough's Code Enforcement Official in accordance with the following:
1. 
In its application for such a permit, the registered charitable organization shall indicate:
(a) 
The location where the bin is currently situated or proposed to be situated;
(b) 
The manner in which the charitable organization anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold, or dispersed and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent;
(c) 
The name and telephone phone number of the bona fide office of the charitable organization and any entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin; and
(d) 
Written consent from the property owner to place the bin on its property.
2. 
The Code Enforcement Official shall not grant a permit to place, use, or employ a clothing donation bin if he/she determines that the placement of the bin could constitute a safety hazard. Such hazards shall include, but not be limited to, the placement of a clothing donation bin within one hundred (100) yards of any place which stores large amounts of, or sells, fuel or other flammable liquids or gases.
3. 
The Code Enforcement Official shall impose a fee for such application, in the amount of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars annually for each bin to offset the costs involved in enforcing this section.
4. 
An expiring permit for a clothing donation bin may be renewed upon application for renewal and payment of the applicable annual fee. Such application for renewal shall include information detailing:
(a) 
The location where the bin is situated, and, if the person intends to move it, the new location where the bin would be situated after the renewal is granted and written consent from the property owner to place the bin on its property is obtained;
(b) 
The manner in which the charitable organization has used, sold, or dispersed any clothing or donations collected via the bin; the method by which the proceeds of collected donations have been collected or spent; and any changes the charitable organization anticipates it may make in the processes during the period covered by renewal; and
(c) 
The name and telephone number of the bona fide office of the charitable organization and of any entity which shared or profited from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, and of any entities which may do so during the period covered by the renewal.
5. 
The permit number and its date of expiration shall be clearly and conspicuously displayed on the exterior of the clothing donation bin in addition to the information required pursuant to paragraph d. of this section.
c. 
The registered charity, and any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin maintains a bona fide office where a representative of the charitable organization or other entity, respectively, can be reached at a telephone information line during normal business hours for the purpose of offering information concerning the charitable organization or other entity. For the purposes of this paragraph, an answering service unrelated to the charitable organization does not constitute a bona fide office.
d. 
The following information shall be clearly and conspicuously displayed on the exterior of the clothing donation bin:
1. 
The name and address of the registered charitable organization that owns or is the sponsor of the bin, and of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin;
2. 
The registered charitable organization's charitable registration number;
3. 
The telephone number of the registered charitable organization's bona fide office and, if applicable, the telephone number of the bona fide office of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin.
4. 
In cases when any entity other than the entity which owns the bin may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, a notice, written in a clear and easily understandable manner, indicating that clothing or other donations collected via the bin, their proceeds, or both, may be shared or given entirely to, an entity other than the entity which owns the bin, and identifying all such entities which may share or profit from such donations;
5. 
A statement, consistent with the information provided to the Borough in the most recent permit or renewal application indicating the manner in which the entity anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold, or dispersed, and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent;
6. 
The telephone number and website through which information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Affairs regarding the charitable organization that owns the bin.
[Ord. No. 13-05]
It shall be the duty of each registered charitable organization issued a permit hereunder to properly maintain and service any clothing donation bin placed within the Borough so as to prevent such clothing bin from creating any nuisance, hazardous or unsafe condition.
[Ord. No. 13-05]
The Code Enforcement Official or other person designated by the Borough Council as a person authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter shall, upon receipt of a complaint by a local resident or any other person that a clothing donation bin is causing a nuisance, hazardous or unsafe condition, investigate such complaint and take such enforcement action as is permitted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.62 and N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.63. The Code Enforcement Official shall not be authorized to issue more than eight (8) total clothing donation bin permits within the Borough, and no more than two (2) at any given site.
[Ord. No. 13-05]
Any licensee who violates any provision of this chapter and fails to cure such violation within forty-eight (48) hours of notice of such violation shall be subject to the following penalties, in addition to those penalties and remedies set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.62 and 40:48-2.63:
a. 
For the first offense: $100. per day.
b. 
For the second offense: $250. per day.
c. 
For the third offense: mandatory revocation of permit.
[Ord. No. 13-05]
The owner of any clothing donation bin which is sponsored by any department of the Borough shall be required to comply with the licensure requirements hereof, but shall specifically be exempt from the fee requirement hereof.