[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 7-27-1982 as Sec. 4-8 of the 1981 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall keep and maintain in the borough a yard, space or place, covered or uncovered, for the purpose of buying, selling, exchanging or storing rags, old metal, old bottles, old glass, old tin ware, old paper, old automobiles, old parts of automobiles or old automobile parts or any other old material commonly called "junk" without being licensed so to do by the Borough Council; provided, however, this shall not prohibit the storage of old materials to be used by any person storing the same for manufacturing purposes, provided that such place is fenced in.
The fee for such license shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council, and such license shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. No person shall be licensed who is not a citizen of the United States and a resident of the borough for at least one year.
Application for a license shall be made to the Mayor and Borough Council in writing, and the application shall be signed by at least 70% of the property owners owning property within a radius of 300 feet of the junkyard.
Every keeper of a junkyard shall provide and keep a book in which shall be fairly written at the time of each purchase a description of the article purchased, the name and residence of the person from whom such purchase was made and the date of such purchase. The book shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Borough Attorney, or of any person who shall be duly authorized in writing for that purpose by any or either of them, who shall exhibit such written authority to the keeper of a junkyard.
Every license that shall be granted under the provisions of this chapter to any junk shop or junkyard keeper may be suspended or revoked by the Mayor and Borough Council on sufficient cause appearing to them for so doing.