[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 127 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of keeping a junkyard without obtaining a license therefor.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any yard, covered or uncovered, space or place in the Township which is maintained for the purpose of auto wrecking or buying and selling, exchanging or storing rags, old and secondhand bottles, old and secondhand iceboxes, stoves and refrigerators, metals, glassware, tinware, paper, lumber, plumbing fixtures, dismantled automobiles, or parts thereof, or motor vehicle junk.
The Township Committee shall approve or disapprove the application for license. The number of licenses to be issued under this chapter shall be limited to three.
An annual fee of $50 shall be charged for a junkyard license, which fee shall be returned in full if the application is denied.
Licensed premises shall, at all times, be kept and maintained by the licensee in a safe and sightly manner, with due regard to the public health and safety of persons and property in the vicinity where the junkyard or sales establishment is located.
No licensed premises shall be located nearer than 150 feet to any street or highway, and the business shall be maintained only so long as the same is enclosed by a fence at least eight feet in height and so constructed that the business shall not be visible from the exterior and so long as the fence is kept in good repair and painted white or dark green.
No licensed premises shall be located nearer than 500 feet to any dwelling house, place of residence, church, school, auditorium, public eating place, chicken farm, dairy farm, place of public gathering or like place.
No licensed premises shall be located in an area that is largely residential or in any area where the unreasonable depreciation of surrounding property would ensue.