[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 628 as Chapter 56 of the 1966 Code of the Borough of Emerson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE CHIEF
- The Chief of the Emerson Volunteer Fire Department.
- Every building coming within the classification of "hotel" under N.J.S.A. 29:1-11, and every building kept, used, maintained, advertised as or held out to be a place where sleeping accommodations are supplied and where meals are served in said sleeping accommodations and other services rendered, all for pay, to transient or permanent guests, having less than 15 rooms, furnished or unfurnished, for or used for sleeping purposes and the rendition of the above services for the accommodation of such guests.
- Any individual, partnership, corporation or association conducting or intending to conduct a hotel or tourist house.
- A bound book in which shall be entered, in ink, in the handwriting of any guest, transient, tourist or traveler, or someone under his or her direction, his or her full and true name, address and the state license or registration number of any motor vehicle being used or operated by such registrant or registrants; and, in addition thereto, in ink, there shall also be entered in said register chronologically and opposite to each registration the number of the room assigned and occupied, the date and hour of registration and the date and hour of departure of said registrant or registrants.
- TOURIST HOUSE
- A building in which sleeping accommodations only are furnished for pay to transients, tourists or travelers and no meals are served or other room service is rendered to such transients, tourists or travelers in the room occupied by any such transient, tourist or traveler.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 29:1-11 was repealed by Chapter 76 of the Laws of 1967. For current provisions, see the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, N.J.S.A. 55:13A-1 et seq.
No person shall operate a hotel or tourist house or hold himself out as operating a hotel or tourist house within the limits of the Borough of Emerson without first obtaining a license from the Borough of Emerson, as herein provided, and complying with the provisions of this chapter, and, if a hotel within the definition of N.J.S.A. 29:1-11, without complying with all the provisions of N.J.S.A. 29:1-8 et seq.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 28:1-8 et seq. was repealed by Chapter 76 of the Laws of 1967. For current provisions, see the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, N.J.S.A. 55:13A-1 et seq.
Except when a hotel comes within the jurisdiction of the Supervisor of Hotel Fire Safety of the State of New Jersey, the Fire Chief shall have the authority and the duty to carry out the provisions of this chapter with respect to any hotel or tourist house as herein defined, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt rules and regulations consistent with the law and the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of protecting life and property, and everyone operating a hotel or tourist house shall fully comply with such rules and regulations.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to abrogate or impair the power of the Board of Health of the Borough of Emerson or prevent the enforcement of any municipal ordinance or regulation not inconsistent with this chapter or to prevent or punish violations thereof.
The license for such hotel or tourist house shall be issued as of January 1 of each year and shall expire on the December 31 following, and if such license is granted after July 1 of any year, such fee shall be 1/2 thereof.
The annual fee for such license shall be $400.
The person conducting such hotel or tourist house shall keep a register as herein defined, which shall always be available at any hour of the day or night to any police officer of the Borough of Emerson.
It shall be the duty of the Police Department of the Borough of Emerson to inspect the licensed premises from time to time, at any hour of the day or night, to determine that the provisions of this chapter are being complied with.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, in addition to the suspension or revocation of the license hereinbefore mentioned, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, and every day of such violation shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
All ordinances inconsistent with this chapter are hereby repealed, and an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to License and Regulate Hotels in the Borough of Emerson, Bergen County, New Jersey," passed December 26, 1950, is expressly repealed.