Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton 10-7-1930 by Ord. No. 10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 82.
Land use — See Ch. 102.

§ 96-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GASOLINE STATION
Includes all premises from which gasoline or motor fuel is sold to the public, either from stationary pumps connected to underground storage tanks, portable or stationary tanks, barrels or other containers.

§ 96-2 License required.

No person, firm or corporation shall operate or conduct in the Township of Boonton any such gasoline station, within the meaning of the definition in § 96-1 hereof, without a license under this chapter from the Township Committee of this Township.

§ 96-3 Application for license.

[Amended 8-2-1932 by Ord. No. 17; 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405]
Said license shall be applied for in writing, setting forth the road and point of location, the number of pumps, tanks or other containers which it is proposed to use, the description of any existing building, the use of which is contemplated and plans of any proposed buildings. The fee for said licenses shall be as set forth in Chapter 82, Fees, and must accompany the application. All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the same are granted.

§ 96-4 Dimensional requirements.

No license shall be granted for any such gasoline station which is less than 15 feet back from the building line, or less than 20 feet back from the paved or traveled portion of the highway, or where the operation thereof would cause a congestion of the road or of travel thereon or would in any manner be dangerous or a menace to the public health, safety or welfare; provided, however, that a roof may be extended over said station but shall not project beyond the building line, and any supports for the same shall be within the building line.

§ 96-5 Installation, use and storage of pumps, tanks and other equipment.

No pump, tank or other container shall be installed or used which is not of a type and kind approved by the insurance fire underwriters, and all inflammable liquids shall be stored and handled in the manner satisfactory to the Township Committee.

§ 96-6 Lighting.

No floodlights which produce a glare on the highway nor colored lights which may be confused with traffic or other signals shall be used, either for illuminating the gasoline station or for drawing attention thereto.

§ 96-7 Terms of license.

Any person, firm or corporation applying for and receiving a license under the terms of this chapter shall be deemed to agree that:
A. 
No substantial change will be made in the nature of the business, the stand, the location or the ownership of said business without the consent of the Township Committee endorsed upon said license.
B. 
The Township Committee and its duly appointed representatives may at any and all times enter the licensed premises, or any part thereof, for inspection, investigation, examination or other lawful purposes.

§ 96-8 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405; 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 739]
Any person or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Section 9, providing for certain exemptions, was deleted 8-2-1932 by Ord. No. 17.