Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 11-4-1971 by Ord. No. 684. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Restaurants and food-handling establishments — See Ch. 345.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23]
It shall be unlawful for any person, whether as principal or agent, clerk or employee, either for himself or any other person or for any body corporate or as an officer of any corporation or otherwise to:
A. 
Engage in the operation of one or more machines or devices offered for public use which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token or by other means, dispenses unit servings of food or beverages, either in bulk or package, without the necessity of replenishing the devices between each vending operation, without first having applied to and procured a permit from the Board of Health of this municipality so to do or without complying with any and all of the provisions of the Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code, as adopted or amended by said Board.
B. 
Maintain or permit to be maintained on or in any location in this municipality one or more machines or devices offered for public use which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token or by other means, dispenses unit servings of food or beverages, either in bulk or package, without the necessity of replenishing the devices between each vending operation, without first having applied to and procured a license for each such machine or device from the Board of Health of this municipality or without complying with any and all of the provisions of Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code, as adopted or amended by said Board.
A. 
The fee for the licensing of vending machines shall be $50 per machine per calendar year for each machine owned and/or operated by a vendor or entity in the Borough of Paramus.
[Amended 10-10-1972 by Ord. No. 72-26; 10-23-1975 by Ord. No. 75-24; 2-23-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1; 12-12-1989 by Ord. No. 89-45; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 10-17]
B. 
Each machine having a separate coin slot, whether displayed singly or in a group, shall be considered a single individual machine and the fee paid accordingly.
[Added 10-10-1972 by Ord. No. 72-26; amended 10-23-1975 by Ord. No. 75-24]
C. 
The licenses issued aforesaid shall be effective for the calendar year, expiring on the 31st day of December of the year of issue, and may be renewable for succeeding calendar years thereafter. The fee for license renewals shall be due and payable on or before the first day of April in the year of renewal. Retail food establishments in operation at the time of enactment of this chapter shall be required to procure licensing immediately as specified herein, the fees for said licenses shall be due and payable forthwith in the sums hereinbefore provided, and said licenses shall expire on December 31 of the calendar year in which issued, and be subject to renewal for succeeding years.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23]
D. 
Permit and license fees shall be paid to the Board of Health.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23]
Application for and issuance of the permits and licenses referred to in § 423-1 above shall be made in conformity with the provisions of Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code, as adopted or amended by the Board of Health of this municipality. Such permits and licenses are not transferable.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23]
Permits and licenses issued under authority of this chapter may be suspended, revoked or reinstated by the Board of Health of this municipality pursuant to the provisions of Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code, as adopted or amended by said Board of Health.
No provision of this chapter shall be applied so as to impose any unlawful burden on either interstate commerce or any activity of the state or federal government.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code. Each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.