[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra 10-13-1964 (Ch. 37 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A place, location, yard, covered or uncovered, or place in the Borough of Palmyra kept, maintained or used for the purpose of buying and selling, exchanging or storing rags, old metals, old bottles, old glassware, old plumbing fixtures, old lumber, motor vehicles unfit for reconditioning, dismantled old motor vehicles or parts thereof, used motor vehicle parts, motor vehicle junk or any other old material commonly called "junk."
No person or persons, firm or corporation shall operate or maintain or establish a junkyard, or engage in the business of keeping a junkyard, within the Borough of Palmyra without having first applied for and obtained a license to do so from the Borough Council of the Borough of Palmyra in the County of Burlington.
No license shall be granted except upon written application therefor made upon forms to be obtained from the Borough and unless said junkyard shall comply with all of the provisions of this chapter and any other applicable ordinance of this municipality or laws or regulations of the State of New Jersey or any department thereof.
Each license so granted shall authorize the operation of one junkyard therein described until December 31 of the year in which it is issued and may at any time, upon five days' notice and after hearing thereon, be suspended or revoked by the Borough Council for failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter.
The annual fee for each license shall be $250, and no part thereof shall be prorated.
No license shall be granted for any junkyard that is not operated within the limits of the property described in the application and not enclosed by a solid wall six feet high or solid fence six feet high with substantial gates and locks.
Solid fencing may be redwood, cedar or its equivalent, subject to approval of the Building Inspector.
Any junkyard existing on the effective date of this chapter shall so enclose the yard within six months from the effective date hereof.
No license shall be granted for any junkyard located within 300 feet of any building of another property owner.
Proper precaution shall be taken to prevent rats, mice or other vermin or insects from being harbored or bred in said junkyard.
No business shall be conducted at any junkyard before sunrise or after sunset. During the time the junkyard is closed, all doors and other openings affording access thereto shall be securely locked.
Any junk or other waste matter burned in connection with any junkyard shall be burned so that smoke or noxious fumes or odors emanating therefrom may be dissipated without annoyance to the residents in the neighborhood and in strict conformity with all state or local air pollution laws or regulations.
Junk shall not be permitted to accumulate or be placed, stored or deposited in the open but shall be stored, accumulated or placed only within the area constituting the junkyard, as described in the application.
Every person, firm or corporation licensed under this chapter shall at all times maintain the licensed premises in a safe and sightly manner with due regard to the public safety and health.
No junkyard shall occupy an area greater than three acres.
This chapter shall apply to any junkyards now in existence or hereafter created.