Borough of Runnemede, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede 1-22-1930 by Ord. No. 31 (Ch. 71 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building code — See Ch. 99.
Solid waste — See Ch. 316.
Abandoned vehicles and equipment — See Ch. 375.
Zoning — See Ch. 395.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 418.
No person, firm or corporation shall run, operate or maintain any house or building-wrecking establishment, place or stand or shall conduct any establishment or place for the storage of materials obtained from house wrecking or building wrecking or similar businesses or place for the storage or keeping of automobiles, either bodies or engines, or both, where such automobiles are not kept within the walls of a building or public garage but are stored exposed to the open air and view, such places being usually and commonly known as "automobile graveyards," or junk shop or junk storage places, within the Borough of Runnemede, except under and subject to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 12-26-1980 by Ord. No. 377; 4-5-1988 by Ord. No. 88-3]
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to operate a house-wrecking business in the Borough of Runnemede or desiring to maintain a place, establishment or stand at which is conducted a business for the wrecking of houses or buildings or for the storage of materials derived from the wrecking of houses or buildings or a place for the storage or keeping of automobiles, either bodies or engines, or both, where such automobiles are not kept within the walls of a building or public garage but are stored exposed to the open air and view, such places being usually and commonly known as "automobile graveyards," or junk shop or place for the keeping or storing of junk and rubbish, within the Borough of Runnemede, shall first make application, in writing, to the Borough Council of the Borough of Runnemede for a permit or license for such purpose. Said application shall specify the place within said Borough where such business, place or establishment is to be maintained; and, in the event that materials derived from the wrecking of houses or buildings are to be stored within the limits of the Borough of Runnemede, said application shall specify the number and type of buildings upon the ground to be used for said purpose, the dimensions and location of the ground to be devoted to such use and, in addition, shall specify whether said materials are to be stored in the open or within the buildings on said tract. Said application shall be made upon a form to be obtained from the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Runnemede and, when filed in and executed, shall be filed with said Borough Clerk, together with the sum of $15, which is hereby fixed and determined as the fee for the filing and investigation of such application. No part of said application fee shall be returned to the applicant whether said permit or license is granted or issued or not.
No such place, establishment or stand of any kind for the storage of materials derived from house wrecking or building wrecking or for the storage or keeping of automobiles, either bodies, engines or both, where such automobiles are not kept within the walls of a building or public garage but are stored exposed to the open air and view, such places being usually known as "automobile graveyards," or for the storage or keeping of junk shall be maintained or operated except after application has been duly made to the Borough Council of the Borough of Runnemede under the terms of this chapter and a special permit issued by said Borough Council for that purpose to the applicant. Said Borough Council shall have the sole right and power to grant or reject any such application for such permit or license, in its discretion.
This chapter shall apply to any and all persons, firms or corporations engaged in the business of tearing down or wrecking houses or buildings of any nature whatsoever and shall also apply to any person, persons, firm or corporation who shall maintain in the Borough of Runnemede a place, establishment or stand where any materials derived from the wrecking or tearing down of houses or other buildings of any kind whatsoever are stored, pending their removal or sale, or to persons, firms or corporations maintaining, keeping or storing automobiles, either bodies or engines, or both, where such automobiles are not kept within the walls of a building or public garage but are stored exposed to the open air and view, such places being usually and commonly known as "automobile graveyards," or to any person, firm or corporation keeping or maintaining a junk shop or place for the keeping or storing of junk and rubbish.
Each and every such permit to be issued by the Borough of Runnemede, through its Borough Council, under the terms of this chapter shall be issued on or after January 1 of each calendar year and, irrespective of the time of issuance, shall expire on December 31 of each calendar year. Such permits or licenses shall be renewable at the end of each year upon proper application being made to the Borough Council of the Borough of Runnemede as aforesaid, but no application fee shall be charged when a renewal of an existing permit is applied for, but the permit or license fee prescribed in and by the terms of this chapter shall be payable each calendar year, said permit or license fee being hereby established to be an annual permit or license fee.
[Amended 12-26-1980 by Ord. No. 377; 4-5-1988 by Ord. No. 88-3]
The fee for the issuance of each permit or license under the terms of this chapter, which shall be in addition to the application fee hereinabove prescribed, is hereby fixed at the sum of $350 per year.
[Amended 3-17-1970 by Ord. No. 238[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction thereof before the Judge of the Borough of Runnemede or any Judge of the County of Camden, to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Each day's persistence in the things or acts herein prohibited shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense, subject to the penalties hereinabove provided.
The fee or fees provided for in this chapter shall be in addition to any and all fees imposed by the State Building Code of said Borough of Runnemede.