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Borough of Rutherford, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough of Rutherford Council 6-3-1958 by Ord. No. 1745. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
An open lot or plot of land where new cars or used cars or both are displayed, stored, purchased, sold or exchanged.
A new or used car lot shall contain at least 5,000 square feet; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to such a lot when it is connected with and is part of a new car business conducted in an adjacent garage building or showroom building.
No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing on a new or used car lot within 15 feet of any building occupied solely for residence purposes or as a school, church or other place of assembly; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to a new or used car lot heretofore established and in existence at the time of the adoption of this chapter.
Illumination of a new or used car lot shall be installed, arranged and maintained in such a manner as to deflect the light from the public highways and residence buildings. No unshaded string of lights or unshaded streamers shall be permitted. The purpose of the foregoing condition is to eliminate the glare of lights on the public highways and from residential buildings.
Editor's Note: Former § 20-5, Display areas restricted, was repealed 7-6-1966 by Ord. No. 1962-66.
A new or used car lot shall be enclosed by a fireproof barrier or fence of sturdy permanent construction which shall be placed on or within the setback line applicable thereto; provided, however, that where § 20-3 of this chapter applies, the said barrier or fence shall be set back in accordance therewith. The purpose of said barrier or fence shall be the protection of the general public from the damage of rolling or moving motor vehicles, and said barrier or fence shall be constructed to minimize said danger. The said barrier or fence shall have no openings except at regularly maintained driveways.
This chapter shall be administered by the Building Inspector; provided, however, that this section shall not be construed to limit or restrict the enforcement of this chapter to the Building Inspector.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by a court having jurisdiction thereof, pay a fine not exceeding $200 for each violation or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 30 days, or both. Every day that a violation continues shall, for the purposes hereof, be considered a separate violation.
In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter shall be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not in any manner prejudice the enforcement of the remaining provisions.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon publication according to law.