Borough of Alpha, NJ
Warren County
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All license fees shall be due and payable on the first day of January in each year.
All licenses shall commence as of the first day of January in each year and shall expire on the 31st day of December in the year of issuance. On transfer of location of licensed business to a new location within the Borough of Alpha, or on the sale of a going business remaining in the Borough, licenses may be transferred, provided that the annual license fee for the year has been paid and a transfer fee of $10 is paid to the Borough Clerk.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A duplicate license may be issued by the Borough Clerk to replace any license previously issued, which license has been lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed without any willful conduct on the part of the licensee, upon the filing by the licensee of an affidavit sworn to before a notary public of the State of New Jersey attesting to such fact and the payment to the Borough Clerk of a fee of $5.
No rebate or refund of any license fee or any part thereof shall be made by reason of the retirement of the licensee from business or by reason of the nonuse of such license for all or any portion of the licensed year, or by reason of a change of location or business or by reason of fire or other accident or other casualty rendering the use of such license ineffective.
Each license issued hereunder shall state upon its face the following:
A. 
The name of the licensee and any other name under which such business is to be conducted.
B. 
The kind and address of each business so licensed.
C. 
The amount of license fee therefor.
D. 
The dates of issuance and expiration thereof.
E. 
Such other information as the Borough License Officer shall determine.
Every licensee under this chapter shall:
A. 
Permit all reasonable inspections of his business.
B. 
Permit access to the licensed premises at all reasonable times by the Borough License Officer.
C. 
Ascertain and at all times comply with all laws and regulations applicable to such licensed business.
D. 
Avoid all forbidden, improper, unlawful or unnecessary practices, businesses or conditions which do or may affect the public health, morals or welfare.
E. 
Refrain from operating the licensed businesses on premises after expiration of his license and during the period when his license is revoked or suspended.
F. 
Post and maintain his license upon the licensed premises in a place where it may be seen at all times. Moreover, in the case of jukeboxes, vending machines and mechanical amusement devices, the license or licenses herein provided for shall be posted permanently and conspicuously at the location of the machine or device in the premises wherein the same is to be operated or maintained to be operated, and shall have affixed thereto any insignia delivered for use therewith upon the outside of the same so that it may be seen at all times.
[Amended 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 04-16]
G. 
Carry and display, at all times, his license and identification to any person requesting the same if the licensee is a transient merchant, itinerant merchant, itinerant vendor, peddler, solicitor, canvasser or handbill distributor.
H. 
Not loan, sell, give or assign to any other person, or allow any other person to use and display, or to destroy, damage or remove, or to have in his possession, except as authorized by the Borough License Officer or by law, any license or insignia which has been issued to said licensee.
I. 
In the event the license is issued for a vehicle, automobile, truck or wagon or any other automotive device, then the licensee shall post and maintain upon said automotive vehicle an insignia or sticker to be issued with said license.
[Amended 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 04-16; 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 10-17]
A. 
Schedule of annual license fees. The license fee, to be paid annually, for conducting the business or business named at the premises to be designated in the license or licenses issued hereunder shall be as follows: an annual fee of $100 for any and all commercial entities and businesses physically located within the Borough of Alpha.
B. 
Any continuing business that fails to renew its license by January 31 shall be subject to a late fee of $75. Any continuing business that further fails to renew by February 28 shall also be subject to an additional late fee of $25 for each month thereafter.
[Added 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-02]
C. 
Any new business, subject to this section, that has not obtained the required license within 30 days of the commencement of the business shall be subject to a late fee of $50 and an additional late fee of $25 for each thirty-day period thereafter.
[Added 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-02]
D. 
In addition to late fees to be imposed pursuant to above Subsections B and C, any individual or entity that conducts business without a license after being notified in writing, of the requirement to obtain the same, shall be subject to the fines and penalties outlined in § 248-31, Violations and penalties.
[Added 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-02]