Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Ch. 226 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 288-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes a person of either sex, any natural person or association of natural persons, association, partnership or corporation.
TRAILER BUSINESS
The business, employment or occupation of buying, selling, renting, storing, dealing in or exchanging trailers, house cars or camp cars on any open lot or inside of any building.
TRAILER, HOUSE CAR or CAMP CAR
Any vehicle, self-propelled or non-self-propelled, intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets, highways or thoroughfares and which is designed, constructed, reconstructed or added to by means of portable accessories in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons and having no foundation, other than wheels, jacks or skirtings, so arranged as to be integral with or portable by said trailer, house car or camp car.

§ 288-2 License required; application.

A. 
Any person desiring to engage in the trailer business in the Township of Pennsauken shall first make application in writing to the Township Committee for a license to engage in such business, setting forth in said application:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
A description by metes and bounds of the premises upon which said proposed business is to be maintained, conducted or operated.
(3) 
The nature and construction of the building or buildings, either erected or intended to be erected, to be used in connection with said proposed business.
(4) 
The location of said building or buildings and lands with respect to the nearest public street or highway.
(5) 
The name and address of the owner of the lands and premises upon which said proposed business is to be maintained, conducted or operated.
(6) 
Whether or not the applicant, either individual or corporate, or any member, officer, director or stockholder thereof if such applicant is a partnership or corporation, has been convicted of a crime arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle.
(7) 
Whether or not the applicant, either individual or corporate, or any member, officer, director or stockholder thereof if such applicant is a partnership or corporation, has failed to make payment of the amount of any final judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction against such applicant, or any of such persons, and founded upon a claim arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle for the space of 90 days after the entry of said judgment which judgment still remains unsatisfied of record.
B. 
If the applicant shall be a corporation, such application shall state the name and address of its registered agent and the names and residences of its officers, directors and stockholders, and if a foreign corporation, then, in addition, a statement as to whether or not it is licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey.
C. 
As to any applicant for a license under this chapter, the Police Department of the Township of Pennsauken shall, upon the initial application, conduct a full state background investigation. The appropriate police official shall report the results of such investigation to the Township Committee as soon as possible. With respect to subsequent renewals of the license, the Police Department shall conduct an investigation by name only for the purpose of the annual renewal of said application.
[Added 8-13-2008 by Ord. No. 08-24]

§ 288-3 Verification by oath or affirmation.

Every application for a license to engage in the trailer business in said Township shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the applicant or applicants, if an individual or partnership, and, if a corporation, shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of an officer thereof.

§ 288-4 Denial of license for prior conviction or failure to satisfy judgment.

No license shall be issued hereunder to any person, partnership or corporation if such person or a member of such partnership or such corporation, or any officer, director or stockholder thereof, has been convicted of a crime arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle or if such person, partnership, or a member thereof, or such corporation, or any officer, director or stockholder thereof, has failed to make payment of the amount of any final judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction against any of them and founded upon a claim arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle for the space of 90 days after the entry of said judgment, which judgment still remains unsatisfied of record.

§ 288-5 License fee.

The license fee for conducting the trailer business in the Township of Pennsauken shall be the sum of $250, which license fee shall accompany the application.

§ 288-6 Grant or denial of license by Township Committee.

Each application for such license and the required license fee shall be delivered to the Township Clerk, who shall present the same to the Township Committee for consideration at its next succeeding regular meeting. The action of the Township Committee in granting or denying such license shall be taken by resolution.

§ 288-7 Separate license required for each separate lot.

A separate license shall be required for each separate lot or parcel of land upon which said trailer business is to be conducted; provided, however, that where several lots are contiguous to each other and the business is conducted by one licensee on all of said lots, only one license shall be necessary.

§ 288-8 Expiration of license; transfers; fee refunds; display of license.

A. 
Each license shall be valid only during the calendar year for which it is issued and shall expire on December 31 of each year.
B. 
Such license shall not be transferable from one person to another but may be transferred from one premises to another premises.
C. 
No license fee shall be prorated for any portion of the year.
D. 
Any license granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be surrendered, but no refund of any portion of the license fee shall be made.
E. 
All licenses granted as herein provided shall be exhibited in a prominent place on the premises.

§ 288-9 Use of streets and sidewalks for storage or display prohibited.

No trailer, house car or camp car shall be placed on the sidewalk or any part thereof by the licensee, nor shall said licensee use the street or any part thereof for the storage, display or sale of any trailer, house car or camp car.

§ 288-10 Purpose.

This chapter is passed for the purpose of regulating the trailer business in the Township of Pennsauken.

§ 288-11 Revocation or suspension of license.

A. 
The Township Committee, after written charges and notice and hearing thereon, may revoke or suspend any license issued hereunder:
(1) 
For the violation of any of the terms of this chapter.
(2) 
Upon the final conviction of the licensee of a crime arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle.
(3) 
Upon proof of the failure of a licensee to make payment of the amount of any final judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction against such licensee and founded upon a claim arising out of fraud or misrepresentation in the sale, exchange or financing of a trailer, house car or camp car or of a motor vehicle within 90 days after the same is finally entered.
B. 
The word "licensee," as used in Subsection A(2) and (3) of this section, shall mean, in addition to the individual, partnership or corporation so licensed, any member of such partnership and any officer, director or stockholder of such corporation.
C. 
Ten days' written notice of such charges and hearing shall be served personally upon the licensee or mailed to the licensee by registered mail addressed to the licensee's last known address.

§ 288-12 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, 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.