[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 7-14-1982 by Ord. No. 82-19. Amendments noted where applicable.I
The purpose of this chapter is to assist in developing, promoting and encouraging greater and more successful business and industrial activity in Pennsauken Township. This overall objective will best be served by: first, having those businesses and industries presently located in the Township register the names and general nature of their activity; secondly, the Township will endeavor to foster a harmonious relationship between Township officials and members of Pennsauken's business and industrial community; and thirdly, the Township will interact with the Business, Industry and Government Council of Pennsauken and promote an exchange of information between government and Pennsauken's business and industrial community which will constructively serve the mutual interests of all.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
- Includes all commercial and industrial enterprises located in Pennsauken Township, whether organized as an individual proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity.
- The act of applying to the Township, through the office of the Township Clerk, for the issuance of a business and industry certificate which shall identify the name of the business or industrial activity, the general nature of such activity, the average number of employees of the applicant and the principal place of business of such enterprise.
- REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
- A form issued by the Mayor and the Township Clerk which includes a serial number specially designated to the individual applicant receiving such certificate.
All owners of business and industrial enterprises, located to any extent in Pennsauken Township, shall be obliged to register with the office of the Township Clerk by filing an application for the issuance of a registration certificate.
The Township Clerk shall keep and maintain an active summary of all applicants receiving registration certificates under this chapter.
The Township officials shall assist all registrants with information that they require in an effort to promote greater harmony and cooperation between the Township and the owners of business and industrial enterprises. Further, the Township officials will encourage cooperation among the individual registrants in achieving mutually constructive goals.
The registration certificate of the individual business or industrial enterprise shall be publicly displayed at the principal place of business of the business or industrial organization of the registrant in Pennsauken Township. Upon request by any official of Pennsauken Township, such registration certificate must be presented, and further, such Township official may direct that such certificate must be placed in a more prominent location, and the owner of said business or industrial enterprise must comply with such request.
[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26]
Any person or the principal owner of a corporation or other legal entity who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to prosecution in the Municipal Court of Pennsauken Township and, further, shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.