[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 8-14-1979 as Art. IV of Ch. 6 of the Code of Ordinances. Section 138-4 amended and § 138-10 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a junkyard without a license issued by the Town Council.
A person desiring the license required by the provisions of this chapter shall submit a plat of a civil engineer or land surveyor licensed in the state or other description with reasonable definiteness showing the boundary lines of the tract of land to be used as the junkyard.
Before the Town Council shall determine whether to issue the license required by this chapter, the license application and a notice of public hearing shall be advertised at the expense of the applicant in a newspaper in general circulation in the Town of Charlestown once a week for three (3) successive weeks before the time set for the hearing on the license issuance.
A person desiring the license required by the provisions of this chapter shall pay a fee to be set by ordinance by the Town Council.
The license required by the provisions of this chapter shall expire by limitation on April 30 annually.
The Town Council may, after a hearing affording due process, revoke a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter for a violation by the licensee of any of the provisions of this chapter.
A person holding a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall keep a complete record in ink in a suitable record book showing the record of all purchases of junk and from whom it was purchased and the date thereof. Such records shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Chief of Police, the Health Officer or any member of the Town Council.
A person holding a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall not allow the place for the reception of junk, articles to be stacked or piled in the licensed premises to a height of more than nine (9) feet.
A person holding a license issued pursuant to this chapter shall not allow any highly flammable material or organic matter or any substance or substances attractive to vermin to be kept or stored on the licensed premises.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished, for each violation, by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days. The continuation of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the violation is continued, a separate and distinct violation hereunder.