[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Andover by Ord. No. 82-16 (§ 7-9 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE STATION or GASOLINE STATION
- A place where gasoline, kerosene or any other motor fuel or lubricating oil or grease for operating motor vehicles is offered for sale to the public, including sale of accessories, greasing, oiling and light motor service on the premises.
- FULL-SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE STATIONS or FULL-SERVICE GASOLINE STATIONS
- Those stations offering servicing or automobile engines on the premises. Gas-only stations which sell only fuel and oil products and do not provide for engine service, maintenance and repair do not constitute full-service automotive service stations or gasoline stations for the purpose of this chapter.
It shall be permitted to store on the premises of full-service automotive service stations or full-service gasoline stations two automobiles for sale, upon the obtaining of a license from the Andover Township Committee in accordance with this chapter.
An application and a plot plan shall be filed with the secretary of the Township Planning Board containing the following information and complying with the following requirements:
Parking stalls marked for all vehicles to be stored on the property. Stalls are to indicate vehicles to be repaired, vehicles for sale and employee parking.
All vehicles must be kept at least 20 feet from the right-of-way line on all roadways.
Each car to have only one "For Sale" sign measuring not more than 18 inches by 12 inches.
A used car dealer's license must be obtained from the Division of Motor Vehicles and a copy filed with the Township Clerk prior to the actual issuance of the license.
Site easements shall not be infringed upon by any vehicles stored on site.
Fees shall be paid upon submission of the application in the amount of $40.
Upon receipt of a complete application and the filing fee the Planning Board secretary shall refer the application to the Review Committee of the Township Planning Board. Said Review Committee shall review the application at its next regular meeting and discuss the matter with the applicant if requested by the applicant. The Review Committee shall then submit a written recommendation to the Township Committee as to whether the application should be approved, denied or modified.
The Township Committee shall then review the application for the license along with the recommendation from the Review Committee of the Planning Board and shall approve, deny or approve as modified the application for the license within 30 days of receipt of the written recommendation from the Review Committee of the Planning Board. If the application for a license is approved by the Township Committee, it shall direct the Township Clerk to issue the license to the applicant upon receipt of a copy of the applicant's used car dealer's license from the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles.
The license may be renewed annually upon the payment of an annual fee of $50 and the submission of an application for renewal in accordance with Chapter 78, Licensing, of the Code of the Township of Andover.