Town of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton 2-28-2012 by Ord. No. 12-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 107.

§ 54-1 Permit required; information required.

No person shall place, use or employ a donation clothing bin for solicitation purposes within the Town of Clinton unless the following requirements are met:
A. 
The person has obtained a permit, valid for one year, from the Town of Clinton Clerk.
B. 
The Clerk shall issue a permit only if the person applying has supplied the following information:
(1) 
The location where the bin would be situated, as precisely as possible; and
(2) 
The manner in which the person anticipates any clothing or other donation collected via the bin would be used, sold or dispensed and a method by which the proceeds of the collected donations would be allocated or spent; and
(3) 
The name and telephone number of the bona fide office required by § 54-7 of this chapter of any entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin; and
(4) 
Written consent of the property owner to place the bin on the property.

§ 54-2 Denial of permit if placement of bin is safety hazard.

The Clerk shall not grant an application for a permit to place, use or employ a donation clothing bin, if he/she determines that the placement of the bin could constitute a safety hazard. Such hazard shall include, but not be limited to, the placement of a donation clothing bin within 100 yards of any place which stores large amounts of, or sells, fuel or other flammable liquids or gases, or the placement of the donation clothing bin would constitute a traffic hazard.

§ 54-3 Fee.

The fee for the application for a donation clothing bin shall be $25.

§ 54-4 Renewal of permit; fee.

An expiring permit for a donation clothing bin may be renewed upon application for renewal and payment of a fee of $25.

§ 54-5 Application requirements.

The application for donation clothing bin shall include the following:
A. 
The location where the bin is situated, as precisely as possible; and
B. 
If the person intends to move the bin, the new location where the bin would be situated after the renewal is granted, and written consent from the property owner to place the bin on his/her property; and
C. 
The manner in which the person has used, sold or dispensed any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, the method by which the proceeds of collected donations have been allocated or spent, and any changes the person anticipates he/she may make in these processes during the period covered by the renewal; and
D. 
The name and telephone number of the bona fide office required pursuant to § 54-7 of this chapter of any entity which shared or profited from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin and of any entities which may do so during the period covered by the renewal.

§ 54-6 Issuance of permit; display of permit.

The Clerk shall issue a permit number, and the permit number and its date of expiration shall be clearly and conspicuously displayed on the exterior of the donation clothing bin, in addition to the information described in § 54-8 of this chapter.

§ 54-7 Bona fide office required.

The person, and any other entity which may share profit from any clothing or other donations collected by the bin shall maintain a bona fide office where a representative of the person or entity, respectively, can be reached at a telephone information line during normal business hours for the purpose of offering information concerning the person or other entity. For the purposes of this chapter section, an answering machine or service unrelated to the person does not constitute a bona fide office.

§ 54-8 Information to be displayed on bin.

The following information shall be clearly and conspicuously displayed on the donation clothing bin:
A. 
The name and address of the registered person who owns the bin and of any other entity which may share or profit from clothing or other donations collected via the bin; and
B. 
The telephone number of the person's bona fide office, and if applicable, the telephone number of the bona fide office of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin; and
C. 
In cases where any entity other than the person who owns the bin may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, a notice, written in a clear and easily understandable manner, indicating that clothing or other donations collected via the bin, their proceeds or both, may be shared or given entirely to, an entity other than the person who owns the bin, and identifying all such entities which may share or profit from such donations; and
D. 
A statement consistent with the information as required by § 54-1B(2) of this chapter, indicating the manner in which the person anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold or dispensed and § 54-5C indicating the method by which the proceeds of the collected donations would be allocated.

§ 54-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person who misstates information required by this chapter or who violates the terms of this chapter shall be subjected to a fine not exceeding $2,500, imprisonment for up to 30 days, or community service for up to 30 days.