[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cinnaminson 12-23-1947 (Sec. 2.120 of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-11-1948; 7-11-1950; 2-10-1970 by Ord. No. 1970-3; 7-12-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-14]
Hereafter no person, copartnership or corporation shall engage in or conduct, within the limits of the said Township, any business or commercial enterprise hereinafter in this section mentioned or indicated or occupy or use for such purpose any establishment, building, structure, premises or place within the municipal limits, without first obtaining from the said Township a license in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter and paying to the said Township, in advance, the full amount of the license fee or fees specified in Chapter 265, Fees. Licenses shall be required for pool tables, pinball machines and other games.
Licenses shall be issued for a period of one year from January 1 through December 31 and shall be renewed each year thereafter. The license fee shall be payable to the Township of Cinnaminson during the month of January each year.
Each of the foregoing license classifications includes the business or commercial enterprise denoted or implied by the classification and also the establishment, building, structure, premises or place in or at which the business or commercial enterprise is engaged in or conducted.
The Township Clerk of the said Township be and he is hereby authorized to issue in the name of the said Township and to sign all licenses provided for in this chapter and to receive for the account of the said Township the respective license fees therefor. Every such license shall be serially numbered, shall bear the date of issuance and indicate the date of expiration, shall designate the person, copartnership or corporation to whom or to which such license is issued, shall describe the business or commercial enterprise covered thereby and shall designate the particular establishment, building, structure, premises or place to which the license applies. Such licenses shall not be assignable or transferable without the prior written consent of the said Township authorized by the Township Committee.
All licenses authorized by this chapter are for the purpose of controlling, inspecting and providing for the general welfare of the public. All license fees shall be payable in advance and in full and shall not be prorated, and all license fees received hereunder by the Township Clerk shall be paid over by him forthwith to the Township Treasurer, who shall keep a separate account thereof and shall deposit all such license fees in the name and for the account of the Township in such depository as shall have been designed by the Township Committee; provided, however, that the Township Clerk shall keep a record of the essential details of all licenses that shall be issued.
Each and every license issued under the authority of this chapter that shall describe or designate any establishment, building, structure, premises or place, shall at all times be prominently displayed at or near the entrance thereto, and each and every person, copartnership or corporation holding a license issued under the authority of this chapter shall exhibit such license from time to time, for inspection, upon the request of the Township Clerk of the said Township or upon the request of any police officer thereof.
No person shall aid or assist, or act as proprietor, manager, employee, clerk or otherwise in or about, the conduct of any business or commercial enterprise, or in the use of any establishment, building, structure, premises or place, for which a license is required under the terms of this chapter and for which a proper license shall not have been issued and be in effect in accordance with the terms and provisions hereof.
Any license issued under the authority of this chapter may be revoked and annulled by the Township Committee of said Township after hearing, upon notice, in the event that the person, copartnership or corporation to whom or to which such license shall have been issued:
Shall engage in or permit any unlawful conduct in, on or about the establishment, building, structure, premises or place to which such license applies; or
Shall conduct the business or commercial enterprise for which such license shall have been issued or shall use or occupy, or permit to be used or occupied, the establishment, building, structure, premises or place to which such license applies in such manner as to create any public or private nuisance; and/or
Shall permit the establishment, building, structure, premises or place to which such license applies to be or become, wholly or in part, unsanitary or unsafe for persons lawfully entering and making use of the same or any part thereof.
[Added 1-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.2, as a condition of issuance or renewal of a license or permit, all delinquent property taxes or assessments on the property must be paid. The license or permit shall be revoked or suspended when any licensee, who is an owner of the property affected by the license or upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted, has failed to pay the taxes due on the property for at least three consecutive quarters or more. The license or permit shall be restored upon payment of taxes. The provisions of this section shall not apply to or include any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
Any person or corporation that shall violate any of the terms or provisions of this chapter or that shall commit or do any act or thing in this chapter prohibited or that shall fail, neglect or refuse to do any act or thing required by this chapter to be done shall, upon conviction thereof before any judicial officer authorized to hear and determine the matter, forfeit and pay such fine, not exceeding the sum of $100, as shall be imposed by the judicial officer before whom such person or corporation shall be tried and convicted; or, in the discretion of such judicial officer (if the party so tried and convicted be a natural person), shall be imprisoned in the Township jail or county jail for such term, not exceeding 90 days, as shall be imposed by such judicial officer; provided, however, that such judicial officer shall have power, in his discretion, to impose both fine and imprisonment not exceeding the respective maximum limits hereinbefore fixed.