Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 6-24-1952 by Ord. No. 1401 (Ch. 159 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land development — See Ch. 170.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 350.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 477.

§ 298-1 License required for sale or storage of gasoline; fees.

[Amended 5-24-1960 by Ord. No. 1922; 11-25-1975 by Ord. No. 3037A]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the sale of gasoline or in the sale of oil or motor oil without a license first had and obtained from the Township Committee.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install or erect upon his, her or its property any tank for the storage of gasoline or oil for the personal use and accommodation of such person, firm or corporation without first receiving a license from the Township Committee. Such license shall be effective for a period of one year commencing the first day of January of each year. The annual license fee for each such license so issued shall be the sum of $125; provided, however, that in the event the license is issued subsequent to July 1, the fee therefor shall be $60.
[Added 11-25-1975 by Ord. No. 3038; amended 12-13-1988 by No. 3997; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4745]

§ 298-2 License required for erection of dispenser.

[Amended 10-22-1996 by Ord. No. 4477]
No person, firm or corporation shall install or erect upon his, her or its premises, or upon any public street or sidewalk or elsewhere in the Township of Union, any gasoline, diesel fuel or oil dispenser or tank for the storage or sale of gasoline, diesel fuel or oil without first obtaining a license so to do as hereinafter set forth.

§ 298-3 Application for license; review.

[Amended 10-22-1996 by Ord. No. 4477]
Applications for a license for the sale or storage of gasoline, diesel fuel or oil shall be made to the Township Clerk, in triplicate, upon forms supplied by the Township Clerk, signed by the applicant, setting forth in detail the location at which the same are to be sold or stored and containing on said application the written consent of the owner of the premises, if the said premises is not owned by the applicant, and setting forth other data that may be material, and each such application shall be accompanied by detailed plans, including a plot plan of any dispenser or structure proposed to be used in the sale or storage of gasoline, diesel fuel or oil or in the operation of said station. A copy of said application shall be submitted, together with the said plans to the Construction Code Official, the Chief of the Fire Department and the Plumbing Inspector, who shall certify, in writing, to the Township Clerk that the application and plans are in conformity with all municipal regulations within the scope of their supervision.

§ 298-4 Fees; expiration of license.

[Amended 5-24-1960 by Ord. No. 1922; 11-25-1975 by Ord. No. 3037A]
A. 
A minimum annual fee of $125 shall be paid for each license issued under this chapter for the sale of gasoline and/or oil, provided that if the license is intended to apply to more than six dispensers, then an additional annual fee of $15 shall be paid for every dispenser in excess of six dispensers, provided that, when a license is issued after the first day of July in any year, the fee shall be $60, plus the additional fee of $7 for every dispenser in excess of six dispensers.
[Amended 12-14-1993 by Ord. No. 4282; 10-22-1996 by Ord. No. 4477; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4745]
B. 
Each such license shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year of issue.

§ 298-5 Transferability of license; fee.

[Amended 11-25-1975 by Ord. No. 3037A]
Any license issued under the provisions of this chapter may be transferred upon payment of a transfer fee of $5.

§ 298-6 Compliance required.

A license for the sale of gasoline, diesel fuel or oil issued under the provisions of this chapter shall become void and of no effect unless, within 90 days from the date of granting thereof, the station from which said sales are to be conducted shall be actually in lawful operation and in conformity with the ordinances and regulations of the Township affecting such station.

§ 298-7 Distance from street.

[Amended 10-22-1996 by Ord. No. 4477]
No gasoline, diesel fuel or oil dispenser or structure for the sale or storage of gasoline, diesel fuel or oil to be used, or usable, in connection with automobiles or other motor vehicles shall be located nearer than 15 feet to any street line.

§ 298-8 Distance from certain buildings.

No permit shall be issued or granted for the erection or enlargement of a public automobile garage or commercial garage, or for a motor vehicle service station, or for the conversion to any such use of any premises not theretofore used for such purpose or purposes, if any part of the premises intended or used for the location of such proposed public automobile garage or commercial garage or of such proposed motor vehicle service station is within a distance of 200 feet from any of the following buildings:
A. 
A public school.
B. 
A duly organized school giving regular instructions at least five days per week for at least eight months or more a year.
C. 
A hospital.
D. 
A church.
E. 
A theater or opera house or other building used or intended to be used for theatrical or operatic purposes or for public entertainment.
F. 
A public library.
G. 
A public art museum.

§ 298-9 Commercial garages.

A "commercial garage," as defined by and coming within the purview of this chapter, shall be considered any place intended or used for the storage of one or more business automobiles or commercial trucks or other self-propelled commercial vehicles owned and used by a person, firm or corporation and operated or intended to be operated for business or commercial purposes; provided, however, that a private garage located on premises of a private dwelling or on premises of a multifamily dwelling and used incidentally, but not chiefly, for the storage of a business automobile or commercial truck or other self-propelled commercial vehicle shall not be construed to be a commercial garage.

§ 298-10 Public automobile garages.

A "public automobile garage," as defined by and coming within the purview of this chapter, shall be considered any place intended or used for the general public storage of one or more automobiles or parts of automobiles or other self-propelled vehicles, not, however, including motorcycles, whether such storage is in connection with purposes of manufacture, repair, exhibition, demonstration, sale, rental, hire, painting, adjustment or equipment or any other purpose.

§ 298-11 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).