[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Council 11-19-1962 as Ch. 17, Art. IV, of the 1962 Code (Ch. 177, Art. I, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OPEN-AIR PARKING STATIONS FOR THE SALE, EXCHANGE OR DISPLAY OF MOTOR VEHICLES
- Any open-air plot of ground, lot or land within the Township where motor vehicles are exhibited or stored, parked, kept or located for sale, exchange or display.
No person shall manage, conduct, operate or carry on the business of an open-air parking station for the sale, display or exchange of motor vehicles, as defined by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor as provided in this chapter. A separate license shall be required for each separate place of business.
The application for a license for the business of managing, conducting and carrying on an open-air parking station for the sale, display or exchange of motor vehicles shall be made to the Township Clerk and shall accurately specify the location of the open-air parking station, the portion of the lot to be used and the number of square feet of area occupied thereby. Such application shall be accompanied by a map, sketch or survey showing the exact location of the proposed parking station and the area proposed to be used.
Effective January 1, 2012, the annual license fee for an open-air parking station for the sale, display or exchange of motor vehicles shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-15-1976 10-1-1991; 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 03-47; 11-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-50]
For any such parking station having a square-foot area of not more than 5,000 square feet: the sum of $200 per year.
For any such parking station having a square-foot area of 5,001 square feet and not in excess of 10,000 square feet: the sum of $250 per year.
For any such parking station having a square-foot area of 10,001 square feet and not in excess of 15,000 square feet: the sum of $300 per year.
For any such parking station having a square-foot area of 15,001 square feet or more: the sum of $350 per year.
Such license shall run for a period of one year, commencing January 1 and ending December 31 of any year. If, at the time of the application for a license under the provisions of this chapter, fewer than six months of the license year have expired, the applicant shall be required to pay the full fee for the year. If six months shall have expired, the applicant shall be required to pay 1/2 of the fee for the year.
All licenses shall be revocable by the Township Council for the violation of any of the terms of this chapter upon due notice and hearing.
Within 10 days after a license is granted under this chapter, a bumper rail of not less than six inches in height, built of sturdy, common construction, shall be erected along the street line of the property so as to prevent automobiles from intruding into the sidewalk area or extending beyond the licensed premises.
There shall be no openings for entrance or exit in such bumper rail along the street line, except along the street line where the street curb has been lowered in accordance with the rules of the Township Engineer's office or, where the licensed premises front on a county road, from the County Engineer's office, and such openings shall not exceed in number or width the portions of the curb so lowered, provided that, where the street curb has not been lowered, an entrance to the licensed premises through such bumper rail, not exceeding four feet in width, shall be permitted. Such bumper rail shall be at all times maintained and kept in proper repair during the period covered by the license.
No person shall conduct, operate or carry on the business of an open-air parking station for the sale, display or exchange of motor vehicles between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, of the following day.
No motor vehicle or other object shall be exhibited, stored, parked, kept or located under the license issued under this chapter on any street, sidewalk or part thereof.
This chapter is enacted for the purpose of raising revenue and for the regulation and control of open-air parking stations for the sale, display or exchange of motor vehicles.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or be understood to apply to any lot or plot of land occupied by a public garage building wherein the business of public automobile repair or storage is maintained or conducted, but this shall not be construed to exempt any premises adjacent to any such garage building from the provisions of this chapter.
The provisions and requirements of this chapter are supplementary to the requirements of any law or ordinance governing the erection of buildings and structures and the nature and extent of the uses of land.