[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Board of Health as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-14-2005 (Ch. 173 of the 1987 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person or any body corporate to conduct public establishments, as listed and defined in the State Sanitary Code of New Jersey, without first having procured an annual license from the local Board of Health so to do so and without complying with any or all of the provisions concerning operation and maintenance of the same as contained in the aforementioned Sanitary Code of New Jersey.
The annual fees for licenses of the public establishments are hereby fixed as follows:
Tanning salons: $15.
Nursery schools: $30.
Day-care centers: $30.
Nursing homes: $30.
Boarding homes: $30.
The licenses issued aforesaid shall be effective for the calendar year, expiring on the 31st day of December of the year of issue, and may be renewable for succeeding calendar years thereafter. The fee for license renewals shall be due and payable on or before the first day of February in the year of renewal.
Late fee: $25 after February 1.
Any license issued under the terms and provisions of this article may be suspended or revoked by the Board of Health of this municipality for the violation by the licensee of any provision of this article or of the State Sanitary Code of New Jersey or whenever it shall appear that the business, trade, calling, profession or occupation of the person, firm or corporation to whom such license was issued is conducted in a disorderly or improper manner or in violation of any law of the United States, the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of this municipality or that the person or persons conducting the public establishment is of an unfit character to conduct the same or that the purpose for which the license has been issued is being abused to the detriment of the public or is being used for a purpose foreign to that for which the license was issued.
A license issued under the terms and provisions of this article shall not be revoked, canceled or suspended until a hearing thereon shall have been had by the Board of Health. Written notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be served upon the licensee at least three days prior to the date set for such hearing. Such notice shall also contain a brief statement of the grounds to be relied upon for revoking, canceling or suspending such license. Notice may be given either by personal delivery thereof to the person to be notified or be deposited in the United States post office in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to such person to be notified at the business address appearing upon said license. At the hearing before the Board of Health, the person aggrieved shall have an opportunity to answer and may thereafter be heard, and, upon due consideration and deliberation by the Board of Health, the complaint may be dismissed, or, if the governing body concludes that the charges have been sustained and substantiated, it may revoke, cancel or suspend the license held by the licensee.
If any such license shall have been revoked, neither the holder thereof nor any person acting for him, directly or indirectly, shall be entitled to another license to carry on the same business within the Township unless the application for such license shall be approved by the Board of Health.
No provision of this article shall be applied so as to impose any unlawful burden on either interstate commerce or any activity of the state or federal government.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and each violation of any of the provisions of this article and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
This article is being enacted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.
The Board of Health of the Township of Bloomfield shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of this article.