[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport 8-1-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHARTER AUTOBUSES
- A bus or buses or other vehicle or vehicles propelled by motor power operated by the person owning or leasing such bus or buses or other vehicle or vehicles propelled by motor power pursuant to a contract, agreement or arrangement to furnish an autobus or autobuses or other vehicle or vehicles propelled by motor power and a driver or drivers thereof to a person, group of persons or organization (corporate or otherwise) for a trip designated by such person, group of persons or organization for a fixed charge per trip, per autobus, per vehicle or per mile, or operated by the person owning or leasing such bus or buses or other vehicle or vehicles propelled by motor power for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire, each passenger paying a fixed charge for his carriage, on a special trip arranged and designated by such owner or lessee.
- Persons, firms, associations, copartnerships and corporations, and the employees, agents and servants of such persons, firms, associations, copartnerships and the officers, employees, agents and servants of such corporations.
[Amended 7-17-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-10]
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to include:
Buses employed solely in transporting school children and schoolteachers to and from schools in said Borough;
Autobuses operated wholly within the Borough limits by virtue of a franchise from said Borough;
Autobuses which operate within the Borough under municipal consent; over a regularly established route either intrastate or interstate between fixed termini upon a regularly established and published schedule;
Autobuses or other conveyances operated for the purposes of transporting residential guests to and from their vehicles which are parked away from the location of the event to which they are invited, provided that the Chief of Police of the Borough of Longport is given prior notice with the time and location of the guest transportation service, the type of vehicle to be used, proof of adequate insurance and licensing, and other pertinent information required by the Chief of Police whereupon permission shall be granted if the limited purpose requirements of this exclusion are duly met.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any charter autobus as herein defined on or over any street, avenue, boulevard, public place or portions thereof located and lying within the Borough limits of Longport, New Jersey, or to discharge or receive passengers at any place or places within said Borough, except as hereinafter provided in this chapter.
This chapter is hereby declared to be necessary in the interest of public safety, the public welfare and the public health of the community in order to relieve congestion of traffic and to obtain funds to regulate charter autobuses and to lessen the fire hazard.
No charter autobus, as hereinbefore defined, shall be operated on any street within the Borough of Longport except Ventnor Avenue and Atlantic Avenue nor discharge or pick up its passengers at any place other than the place designated in the permit hereinafter provided.
Any charter autobus to be operated within the limits of the Borough of Longport and discharge or pick up its passengers within said Borough limits must first obtain a permit from the Chief of Police of the Borough of Longport or his representative, for which a fee of $25 shall be paid to the Borough prior to the issuance of said permit for each charter bus entering the Borough. The application for a permit must be made in writing by the owner or operator of said charter autobus, and said application must contain the following information: the name and address of the owner of said charter autobus; the number of passengers to be transported on said charter autobus; the number of passengers under the age of 18 years of age; the date of arrival and departure; and the approximate time of day of arrival and departure. Said application must be filed by the owner or operator and must be accompanied by the fee of $25 for said permit.
No charter autobus may enter the Borough of Longport for the purpose of discharging or picking up passengers between the hours of 4:30 p.m. one day and 10:00 a.m. the following day, prevailing time.
All permits as herewith set forth in § 72-6 must be issued by the Chief of Police or his representative five full days prior to the date the charter autobus intends to arrive in the Borough of Longport. Said permit shall designate a place for said charter autobus to pick up and discharge passengers.
This chapter shall be in effect between May 15 and September 15 of each year.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Court Judge of the Borough of Longport, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $500 or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days in the county jail, or both, in the discretion of said Municipal Court Judge.