[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon as Ch. 96 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of keeping a junkyard in the Borough for the purpose of buying or selling, exchanging or storing of old rags, metals, bottles, glassware, tinware, papers or any other material commonly called "junk"; provided, however, that this chapter shall not prohibit the storage of, buying or selling of secondhand automobiles or parts thereof, as otherwise permitted by Chapter 600, Zoning.
[Amended 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
No person shall engage in the business of storage and/or buying or selling secondhand or used automobiles or parts thereof in the Borough.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE JUNK DEALER
- Describes any dealer engaged in the business of storing, displaying, buying or selling secondhand automobiles or parts thereof.
The make, model, engine number and serial number of all motor vehicles received by any person engaged in the business of motor vehicle junk dealer shall be reported to the Chief of Police of the Borough within 24 hours after the receipt thereof and before the same are dismantled or otherwise disposed of.
All gasoline, fuel or other explosive material shall be drained and removed from any motor vehicle within 24 hours after it is received for resale or junking on any premises located in the Borough. The gasoline, fuel or other explosive material shall either be removed from the premises or kept in a leakproof tank, to be buried on the premises to a sufficient depth so that the top of the tank shall not be nearer to the surrounding ground level than 2 1/2 feet, and the tank, together with the filling parts and vents, shall not be placed nearer to any building located on the premises or upon any adjacent premises than 20 feet and shall be kept back from the curbline of the street in front of or adjacent to the premises a distance of 50 feet.
It shall be unlawful for any automobile junk dealer to permit any vehicle received on any premises in the Borough to be or remain in the open in such a manner that rainwater shall collect and remain in any of the parts thereof for a longer period than 24 hours.
There shall be no exterior storage of parts.
All flammable material removed from the motor vehicles and not removed from the premises or immediately destroyed shall be kept or placed in a fireproof building or room.
It shall be unlawful to stack, pile or place parts of motor vehicles upon the premises in such a manner as to create a fire hazard or to create a place for the harboring or breeding of rats, mice or vermin.
It shall be unlawful to stack, pile or place any motor vehicle or any part or parts thereof closer to the curbline of the street adjacent to or in front of the premises than 50 feet.
All parts of the motor vehicles shall be so piled, stacked or otherwise placed a sufficient distance from the sideline of the premises as to prevent the same from falling upon or doing injury to the adjoining premises or persons lawfully using the same or other effective means provided to prevent such injury.
[Amended 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
Every person engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles or motor vehicle junk dealer shall pay a license fee as provided in Chapter 275, Fees.
All persons now engaged in or hereafter engaging in the business of motor vehicle junk dealer shall, from and after December 11, 1936, make application to the Borough Clerk, who is hereby designated as the licensing officer for the purpose of this chapter.
The application shall be in writing and shall set forth the name of the person or persons, firm or corporation, their respective addresses or principal place of business and shall describe the premises upon which the business is to be conducted, giving the street frontage and approximate depth of the premises, and the application shall be accompanied by the license fee hereinabove provided.
The Borough Clerk is hereby directed to present the applications to the Borough Council at its next meeting and is hereby authorized to issue a license to such persons or person, firm or corporation on approval of the same by the Borough Council, and the license shall be effective from the date of issue to December 31 of the year in which the license is issued.
All persons, firms or corporations, upon the expiration of any license granted hereunder, shall make application to the Borough Clerk for a license to conduct the business for the ensuing year or part thereof and shall pay for the license the same fee as hereinabove set forth.
The Borough Clerk, upon the issue of any license under the provisions of this chapter, shall turn over the license fee to the Borough Collector.
The Health Officer designated by the Board of Health of the Borough and the police officers of the Borough are hereby authorized and directed, during reasonable business hours, to make reasonably periodic and effective inspection of all of the premises and buildings for the purpose of ascertaining that the business is being conducted on the licensed premises in accordance with the provisions hereof.
This chapter is passed for the purpose of raising revenue and regulating the business hereinabove referred to.
[Added 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.