[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 10-12-1979 by Ord. No. 1250. Section 59-14 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 66.
Sewers — See Ch. 96.
Plumbing — See Ch. 122.
Sanitation — See Ch. 125.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COIN-OPERATED DRY CLEANING
- The cleaning of textiles, fabrics, garments or other articles by the use of any solvent other than water in a dry-cleaning machine designed to be used, offered to be used or used by the general public. The term "used by the general public" shall be deemed to refer to the insertion of such textiles, fabrics, garments or other articles into a dry-cleaning machine or the removal of same from such machine by a person or persons other than an employee or owner of a dry-cleaning establishment.
- COIN-OPERATED DRY-CLEANING ESTABLISHMENT
- Any place providing or offering to provide coin-operated dry cleaning.
- COIN-OPERATED DRY-CLEANING MACHINE
- The machinery and equipment in which coin-operated dry cleaning shall be conducted.
A license shall be required for the operation of all coin-operated dry-cleaning establishments, as herein defined. Applications for such license shall be made upon forms provided for that purpose by the Borough Clerk. No license shall be issued unless the application therefor shall be approved by the Health Officer, Plumbing Inspector, Sanitarian, Building Inspector and Fire Department of the Borough of Roselle. The annual fee for the issuance of such license shall be $25 for each establishment having not more than 25 coin-operated dry-cleaning machines; provided, however, that for any such establishment having more than 25 machines, the annual license fee shall be $25 plus $1 for each machine in excess of 25.
No coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be permitted or be maintained or be offered for use by the general public unless the same shall be under the direct supervision of the owner or an employee of the owner of the coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment. The person charged with having direct supervision under the term hereof shall be of full age and shall be present on the premises at all times during which the same is in operation.
No coin-operated dry-cleaning machine shall be permitted, suffered or allowed to be used by any person who is less than 18 years of age.
All coin-operated dry-cleaning machines shall be fitted with a device which shall prevent the opening of the door of any such machine while the machine is in operation and until all solvent vapors have been removed from any textile, fabric, garment or other article and from the drum in which the same may be placed.
Each coin-operated dry-cleaning machine shall be provided with an exhaust which shall terminate to the outer air, in the following manner:
Such exhaust shall terminate at least seven feet above the roof of the premises in which said machine shall be located or higher than the roof of adjoining buildings, whichever shall be the greater height.
All exhausts shall be under static pressure by reason of a mechanical fan.
The terminal of any exhaust shall be at least five feet from any window or ventilating opening if said ventilating window or ventilating opening lies on the same plane as the exhaust of the terminal; when the ventilating windows or other ventilating openings lie on a plane which faces in the direction of the exhaust terminal, such terminal shall be at least 10 feet away from the same.
All direct equipment exhausts or vents shall be provided with mesh lint arresters, which shall be kept clean, unless lint traps are provided on the dry-cleaning units.
In the event that perchlorethylene or any chlorinated hydrocarbon is a component part of any solvent used in a coin-operated dry-cleaning machine, then such dry-cleaning machine may not be used if the odor of perchlorethylene or any chlorinated hydrocarbon is masked or altered in any fashion and if the concentration of solvent vapor of such perchlorethylene or chlorinated hydrocarbon is greater than 200 parts of such vapor to 1,000,000 parts of air at any time and anywhere in the establishment in which such coin-operated dry-cleaning machines are in use.
No coin-operated dry-cleaning machine may be used unless such machine is provided with gutters or dikes leading to a receptacle or device of sufficient size and capacity to accept all solvent contained in the coin-operated dry-cleaning machines in the establishment. The said gutters or dikes shall be so arranged as to cause solvent to drain into such receptacle or device by means of gravity flow, and the gutters, dikes, receptacle or device shall be so arranged and located as not to be open to the public.
No coin-operated dry-cleaning machine may be located within 10 feet of any gas-fired dryer or similar gas-fired device.
In any coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment, solvent storage tanks, power boxes and other sources of danger shall be so situated as to be inaccessible to the general public.
No coin-operated dry-cleaning establishment shall be connected to the sewerage system of the Borough of Roselle without first obtaining a permit from the Linden-Roselle Sewerage Authority for such connection.
No sewage, effluent or waste of any kind shall be permitted to enter the sewerage system of the Borough of Roselle unless the same shall meet the requirements of Chapter 96, Sewers.
All coin-operated dry-cleaning establishments shall have a front exit and a rear exit which shall be adequately marked as a fire exit, clearly within view of all patrons at all times.
[Added 5-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1977]
Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed and maintained in accordance with N.F.P.A. 10. These extinguishers shall be rated 20:BC minimum and in plain view at the folowing locations:
Coin-operated laundries or launderettes.
Coin-operated dry-cleaning establishments or coin-operated dry-cleaning machines.
Any laundry room or area in use group R-2 or use group R-3 two-family dwellings not occupied by the owner or holder of the title to the premises.
[Amended 12-19-2001 by Ord. No. 2148]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not more than $1,000 or be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a period of 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. The Court may impose all, some or any combination of these sanctions.