Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 7-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1762. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 236.
Zoning — See Ch. 275.

§ 225-1 Definitions.

The following terms shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings herein indicated:
SIDEWALK
That area of the public right-of-way reserved for pedestrian traffic from the curb to the front line of the building housing an eating establishment.
SIDEWALK CAFE
Any eating establishment where food and other refreshments are served upon the public right-of-way, namely the sidewalks immediately in front of any restaurant, cafe, cafeteria or place of business where food and/or other refreshments are served.

§ 225-2 License required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization of any kind, hereinafter collectively referred to as "person," to create, establish, operate, maintain or otherwise be engaged in the business of conducting a sidewalk cafe upon the sidewalks of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights unless such person shall hold a currently valid license issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter.

§ 225-3 Application for license.

The application for the license required herein shall be made to the Borough Clerk, under the signature of the applicant. The application shall contain the following:
A. 
The name, residence address and telephone number of each individual, owner or partner; if a domestic corporation, the names, residence addresses and telephone numbers of the directors and officers owning a ten-percent or greater interest in the corporation and the chief operating executive of the corporation; and if a nondomestic corporation, the name, residence address and telephone number of the managing officer for service of process within the State of New Jersey and a copy of the qualification of said nondomestic corporation to conduct business in the State of New Jersey.
B. 
A copy of the trade, corporate, business or fictitious name upon which the applicant intends to do business pursuant to this chapter.
C. 
The address and description of each place where the applicant intends to establish or operate an outdoor cafe.
D. 
The name and address of the person owning the premises, if other than the applicant, and the consent of the owner of the premises to the application.
E. 
A fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, payable to the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
[Amended 4-11-2000 by Ord. No. 1893]

§ 225-4 Conditions for issuance of license.

The Borough Clerk shall review the application for completeness and for compliance with the terms of this chapter. If the application is incomplete, the Clerk shall return it to the applicant, who shall complete the same and return it within 10 days; should the applicant fail to complete it within that time, the application shall be deemed denied for the year in which approval was sought. The Clerk shall issue a license valid for the period of one year from the date of issuance in response to an application found to be complete and truthful after the Clerk receives from the applicant proof of the following:
A. 
That the Construction Official of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights has approved the plan for the proposed sidewalk cafe as required in § 275-21K(9).
[Amended 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 2052]
B. 
That the applicant provides a comprehensive general liability policy issued to such person by a public liability insurance company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey affording the coverage set forth below in the amount specified.
(1) 
Such insurance policy shall name the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, its agent, officers, servants, representatives and employees as additional insureds with respect to the operation and maintenance of the outdoor cafe in the following amounts:
(a) 
Bodily injury.
[1] 
Each person: $300,000.
[2] 
Each accident: $1,000,000.
(b) 
Property damage.
[1] 
Each person: $300,000.
[2] 
Each accident: $1,000,000.
(2) 
The insurance coverage required by this section shall at all times be maintained in the full amount. The policy of insurance required by this section to be filed with the Clerk shall contain a clause obligating the company issuing the same to give not less than 30 days' written notice to the Borough Clerk before cancellation or amendments of any of the terms thereof. Notice of cancellation shall not relieve the company issuing such policy of liability for any injury or claim arising before the cancellation becomes effective. The cancellation of any such policy shall have the immediate effect of suspending the license of such person to operate the outdoor cafe covered thereby until a new policy complying with the provisions of this section is filed with the Clerk and a letter, in writing, confirming the new effective date of the license is issued by the Clerk.
(3) 
The policy shall contain a provision for continuing liability thereunder to the full amount thereof notwithstanding any recovery thereon, that the liability of the insured shall not be affected by the insolvency or the bankruptcy of the insured, and that until the policy is cancelled the insurance company will not be relieved from liability on account of nonpayment of premium or of any act or omission by the named insured. Such policy of insurance shall be further conditioned for the payment of any and all judgments up to the limits of such policy.
C. 
That the person has filed with the Clerk an agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, its agents, servants, representatives or employees for any or all claims, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorneys' fees, which they or any of them may incur or be required to pay because of any personal injury, including death, or property damage suffered by any person or persons as a result of or related in any way to the operation and maintenance of the outdoor cafe for which the license is issued.
D. 
That the proposed operation has been approved by the Board of Health of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
E. 
That the business and premises to which the proposed operation is to be an extension is in compliance with any and all provisions of this Code applicable to it.

§ 225-5 Suspension and revocation of license.

The Borough Clerk is hereby empowered to revoke any license issued hereunder upon written notice personally delivered to the applicant or the subject premises, which notice shall set forth the grounds for such suspension if the Clerk determines that the operation and/or premises fail to comply with any of the requirements contained or referred to herein. If the applicant chooses top contest such suspension, the Mayor and Council shall hear such contest at its next regularly scheduled public meeting upon written notice thereof setting forth the grounds for the contest and delivered to the Borough Clerk no later than 10 days prior to that public meeting; the Mayor and Council shall thereupon hear and determine whether such suspension was appropriate, determine whether such suspension shall be continued and determine whether sufficient grounds exist to permanently revoke the license. The operation of a sidewalk cafe after the suspension or revocation of its license is unlawful, and every day that it is so operated shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 225-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2201]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to such penalties as are provided in Chapter 204 of this Code, at the discretion of the court imposing sentence pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5. Each day a violation occurs or is committed shall constitute a separate offense.