[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill 1-1-1981 by Ord. No. 80-23-780as Ch. 96 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- Includes an establishment or place of business conducted for the purpose of washing, drying, cleaning or laundering clothes or other washable materials brought thereto by the customers, owners or operators of such establishment, wherein such work is done in machines, coin-operated or otherwise, by the customers or by or under the supervision of the owners or operators of such establishment on behalf of the customers.
No water or other effluents resulting or emanating from the operations of the laundromat shall be discharged into any storm drain or storm sewer of the Borough, but same shall be discharged only into the sanitary sewer system in accordance with applicable ordinances and the rules, regulations and orders of the Bergen County Sewer Authority.
[Amended 11-4-1981 by Ord. No. 81-25-806; 6-21-1988 by Ord. No. 88-8-985; 2-20-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2-1025]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a laundromat in the Borough without first having obtained a license therefor. Applications for licenses shall be filed with the Borough Clerk and shall state the names and addresses of the persons who will operate the laundromat, the exact location of the premises, the size of the premises and, if the operator is not the owner of the premises, the name and address of such owner. The consent of the owner shall be endorsed on each application, and a separate application shall be required for each establishment. Licenses shall be issued annually by the Mayor and Council and shall be effective for one calendar year. No license shall be issued unless the premises in which the laundromat is to be operated comply in all respects with the requirements, provisions and regulations of the Fire Department, Board of Health, uniform construction codes, Chapter 101 of this Code, and other applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations, whether local, state or federal. The annual license fees shall be $17 per machine, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60 per annum. Fees for licenses issued for less than one calendar year shall be prorated.
Licenses granted under the provisions of this chapter may be suspended or revoked at any time by the Mayor and Council upon conviction of the licensee of a violation of any provision of this chapter. The authority to suspend and revoke licenses hereunder shall not be deemed exclusive, but such suspension and revocation, as well as other disciplinary, corrective and safety measures, may be taken against the licensee and owner and their employees as may be otherwise authorized by law without regard to this section.
The entire premises devoted to the operation of the laundromat and all machines used in connection therewith shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. The floor shall be kept clean and dry. The premises shall be adequately ventilated and provided with sufficient natural or artificial light. The walls of the premises shall be covered with nonabsorbent paint, cement or other impervious material. All plumbing work shall at all times conform to the provisions of the plumbing code standards of the Borough and shall always be kept in a good condition and state of repair. The premises shall at all times be maintained and operated in compliance with the requirements, provisions and regulations of the Fire Department, Board of Health, building and plumbing standards, zoning regulations and other applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations, whether local, state or federal. No laundromat shall be operated in such a manner as to cause unnecessary or unreasonable noise or vibration or as to interfere with the well-being of the neighborhood or as to constitute a private or public nuisance.
No laundromat shall commence operations prior to 7:00 a.m. or continue operations after 12:00 midnight.
No laundromat shall be operated unless an attendant representing the operator shall be on the premises from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight.
The Plumbing Inspector, Fire Department and Building Inspector shall inspect the licensed premises at least once a month during hours of operation for the purpose of determining whether the licensed premises are being operated in accordance with law.