[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of River Edge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-27-2000 by BH00-1]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHILD-CARE FACILITIES
- Includes every private child-care center, infant-care center, day nursery, nursery school, boarding school, private elementary school, cooperative group, play group or other establishment of similar character for the care or schooling of six or more children under six years of age, in which any tuition, fee, board or other form of compensation is charged or which is publicly funded, whether or not tuition fees, board or other form of compensation is charged.
No person shall maintain any place for the day care of children in the borough unless a license therefor has first been issued by the Health Department.
The requirements set forth in this article are not intended to conflict with any state and federal requirements. All applicable state and federal requirements must be fulfilled.
No license above provided for shall be granted for a term exceeding one year. Licenses issued under this article shall expire on December 31 at each year. Applications shall be renewed by January 31 with the required fee. Licenses are not transferable.
Every such license shall state the name of the licensee, the particular premises in or at which the business shall be carried on and the number of children that may be maintained, boarded or cared for at any one time; and said license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the house or other place at which the business is conducted.
The initial license shall only be issued for a place where children are given day care, provided that the Construction Official has indicated his approval of the facility by the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or a certificate of continued occupancy.
License cards issued under this article shall state the name of the licensee, the address of the premises and the maximum number and age groups of children permitted. The license shall be pasted in a conspicuous place on the premises at all times.
A properly identified representative of the local Health Department shall have the right to enter for inspection during all normal business hours of the center.
In order to provide for the proper administration of all relevant standards, regulations and requirements, annual inspection fees, payable to the Health Department of the Borough of River Edge on or before January 31 of each year, are as follows:
A permit or approval of permit under this article may be suspended or revoked for a violation by the holder of any provision of this chapter, any ordinance or regulation of the River Edge Board of Health, any ordinance of the Borough of River Edge or any New Jersey state statute or regulations of the New Jersey Department of Health. Prior to such suspension or revocation, the holder shall be given the opportunity for a hearing by the Board of Health of the borough or its authorized representative.
Maximum penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health of the borough shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5, nor more than $500, for each offense. Complaint shall be made in the Municipal Court of the borough or before another judicial officer having authority under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Court shall have the power to impose the other and additional penalties provided by N.J.S.A. 26:3-77 and 26:3-78.
Separate violation. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Collection of fees and penalties. All fees and penalties collected under any provision of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health shall be paid to the Chief Financial Officer of the borough.