[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 10-14-1976 (Ch. 68, Art. I of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in business as a dealer and trader in junk or metals, scrap, rags, wastepaper or other secondhand articles without first making application in writing to the First Selectman for a license to conduct such business. Such application shall set forth such information as the First Selectman shall reasonably require, including a description of the premises where said business is to be conducted and where the junk is to be stored, and shall be accompanied by the registration certificate of the Motor Vehicle Department of the State of Connecticut as required by Title 21, Chapter 405, of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
[Amended 12-10-1990; 4-13-1992]
Upon the approval of such application by the First Selectman, he shall issue a license for the conduct of such business by the applicant at the designated location for a period of one year from the date of issuance, and the applicant shall pay to the Town a license fee of $10 for each team or vehicle used in connection with such business. The applicant shall pay a like fee for each renewal of such license.
The First Selectman may revoke or refuse to renew any such license for cause, and in considering the granting, revoking or renewing of any such license he shall take into account:
The financial ability of the applicant to establish, maintain or operate such business.
The suitability of the location of such business in relation to the nature and development of the surrounding property.
The proximity of churches, schools, hospitals, public buildings or other places of public gathering.
The visibility and screening from any public road or highway.
The sufficiency and number of other such businesses in the vicinity.
The health, safety and general welfare of the public.
The First Selectman may make and impose such reasonable rules and conditions as he may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and of Title 21, Chapter 405, of the Connecticut General Statutes, as from time to time may be amended.