[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute 1-7-1997 as §§ 9.05 and 9.12 of the 1997 Code; amended 12-19-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall keep or maintain in the Town any building or yard for the keeping or storing in commercial quantities or for dealing in any old, used or secondhand materials of any kind, including rags, paper, rubbish, bottles, rubber, iron or other metals, or junked motor vehicles or the parts thereof without first having obtained a license as hereinafter provided.
Every application for a junk dealer's license shall be in writing and shall contain the name and address of the person applying for such license and the proposed location of the business and a detailed account of the type of materials to be dealt in or stored.
Whenever it shall appear that the proposed location of such yard or business and the types of materials to be collected and stored are suitable and proper with regard to the public health, safety and welfare, and whenever it shall further appear that such business shall not be or become a fire hazard and shall not be or become a public nuisance by reason of foul odors, noise or unsightliness, the Town Board shall authorize and the Town Clerk shall issue a junk dealer's license. The fee for such license shall be as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule, and the license shall terminate on June 30 in each year. The Town Board may, in its discretion, require as a condition of such license that such licensee shall erect a board fence around the premises.
Any junk dealer's license may be revoked by the Town Board whenever it shall appear that such business is conducted in such a manner as to create a public nuisance or upon conviction of such licensee for violation of any state law or Town ordinance pertaining to junk dealers.
All licenses shall be issued as of July 1 and shall continue in force until June 30 next succeeding the date of issuance thereof unless sooner revoked as provided by law.
A first violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules, together with the costs of prosecution, and on default of the payment of any such fine and/or costs of prosecution such person shall be committed to the county jail of Outagamie County until such fine and costs are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.
Any person violating this chapter who shall previously have been convicted of a violation of this chapter shall, upon proof and conviction thereof, forfeit an amount as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules, together with the costs of prosecution, and on default of the payment of any such fine and costs of prosecution, or either of them, such convicted person shall be committed to and confined within the county jail of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, until such fine and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed six months.
Each day of violation under this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.