Borough of Alpha, NJ
Warren County
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Every person required to procure a license under the provisions of this chapter shall submit an application for such license to the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Alpha at the Municipal Building, Alpha, New Jersey, which application shall be accompanied by the full amount of the fees chargeable for the license applied for.
Said application shall be a written statement upon the forms provided by the Borough License Officer and shall contain the following:
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Previous license history of the applicant and whether any previous revocation or suspension and the reasons therefor.
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Statement that applicant is not violating Chapter 410, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Alpha. If the applicant occupies a nonconforming use, proof of date of occupancy and operation must be given.
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Statement that applicant is not in default under the provisions of this chapter or indebted or obligated in any manner to the Borough of Alpha, except for current taxes.
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Such other facts relative to the general personal history of the applicant, or its officers and managers if said applicant is not an individual, so as to enable the Borough License Officer to a fair determination of the eligibility of the applicant.
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Name of person to whom license will be issued and his residence address. If applicant is not an individual, then the names, positions and residence addresses of all officers and managers of the applicant.
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The premises at which the business is to be carried on and the name and address of the owner of said premises.
In addition to the requirements of § 248-13 preceding, persons applying for licenses as transient merchants, itinerant merchants, itinerant vendors, peddlers, solicitors, canvassers or handbill distributors shall furnish this further information on their respective applications or attach the same thereto:
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A listing of all misdemeanors, felonies or violations of any municipal ordinances for which the applicant has been convicted, the nature of the offense and the punishment assessed therefor. If the applicant is not an individual, these provisions shall apply to its officers and managers.
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The fingerprints of the person or persons having the management or supervision of the applicant's business.
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The place or places in the Borough of Alpha where applicant proposes to carry on business, peddle, solicit, canvass or distribute, and the length of time he proposes to do so.
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The place or places within or without the Borough of Alpha where applicant, within two years next preceding the date of said application, did carry on business, peddle, solicit, canvass or distribute.
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A statement of the nature, character and quality of the goods, wares or merchandise to be sold or offered for sale, where manufactured and located, and the proposed method of delivery.
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A brief statement of the nature and character of the advertising done or proposed to be done in order to attract customers.
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Credentials from the person, firm or corporation for which the applicant proposes to do business, authorizing the applicant to act as such representative.
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Such other reasonable information as to the identity or character of the person or persons having the management or supervision of the applicant's business, or the method or plan of doing such business, as the Borough License Officer may deem proper to fulfill the purposes of this chapter in the protection of the public good.
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A photograph of the applicant taken within 30 days immediately prior to the date of filing of the application, which picture shall be two inches by two inches, showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner.
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If a vehicle is to be used, a description of the same, together with the license registration number or other means of identification.
No license or renewal thereof shall be issued to a person not of good moral character. If the applicant is not an individual, these provisions shall apply to its officers and managers.
Upon written request of the Borough Licensing Officer or the Borough Clerk, the Chief of Police shall ascertain if the applicant has any criminal record and report in writing affirmatively or negatively thereon within a reasonable time, not to exceed seven days after said request is made. In the event of an affirmative report, the Chief of Police shall recommend therein his approval or disapproval of the granting of a license, giving his reasons therefor, such recommendation to serve as one of the factors to be considered by the Borough Licensing Officer in making his determination as to whether a license should or should not be issued.
After submission of the application and the required fees to the Borough Clerk, the Borough Licensing Officer shall cause such investigation to be made of the applicant's business responsibility and moral character as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good. Upon receipt of a report from the Chief of Police and upon examination of the latter's recommendations, if any, and completion of his own investigation, if the Borough Licensing Officer shall find that the business responsibility and moral character of the applicant are both satisfactory, he shall indicate his written approval on the application within 30 days after the application is filed with the Borough Clerk. Should the Borough Licensing Officer find that either the business responsibility or moral character of the applicant is not satisfactory, he shall then indicate his written disapproval on the application within the same period of time. If approved, the license shall issue forthwith in the name of the Borough Clerk. If disapproved, the Borough License Officer shall forthwith notify the applicant and the Borough Clerk in writing of such disapproval and the reasons therefor, and the applicant shall have 10 days from receipt of notice of disapproval to appeal from the decision of the Borough License Officer to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpha, which, after due hearing, can affirm or reverse the decision of the Borough License Officer.
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Application for renewal of the license shall be a written statement on the forms provided by the Borough Licensing Officer; except, however, where the licensee has not reapplied for a license during any one calendar year, said licensee's application for renewal of a license shall follow the same procedure as is outlined in the preceding sections for an original application.
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Applications for transfer of a license shall follow the same procedure as is outlined in the preceding sections for an original application.