[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479 as Ch. 163 of the 1996 Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Junk dealers — See Ch. 303.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE JUNKYARD
- Describes any business and any place of storage or deposit of one or more unregistered motor vehicles which are unfit for reconditioning for use for highway transportation, or used parts of motor vehicles or material which has been a part of a motor vehicle, the sum of which parts or material shall be equal in bulk to one or more motor vehicles.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle junkyard in the Township without first having obtained a license for that purpose as herein specified, and such licensee shall conform to all rules and regulations as set forth herein.
Any person desiring a license for a motor vehicle junkyard shall forward a license application to the Township Committee.
The application shall state:
The name of the person, firm or corporation to be licensed.
The location of the property, with the description of the property by metes and bounds, accompanied by a sketch of the property in relation to all properties within a radius of 2,000 feet of the boundaries of said property.
The names of the owners of all properties within a radius of 2,000 feet of the boundaries of said property.
The maximum number of cars that will be located on licensed premises at any one time.
The enclosure, in detail, which shall surround the licensed premises, such as height of fence or other manner of enclosure.
The maximum number of persons to be employed in the licensed premises.
The methods to be used by the licensee to prevent the accumulation of or attraction of rats or other rodents on the licensed premises.
Working hours during which the demolition of motor vehicles will take place on the licensed premises.
When said application shall have been received, an inspection of said premises shall be made by the Health Officer, who shall make a report to the Township Committee concerning said premises and whether the same complies with all the regulations herein set forth in regard to the operation of said motor vehicle junkyard.
The Township Committee will fix a hearing upon said application, and a notice of said hearing shall be mailed to all persons already mentioned and set forth in said application for said license.
After said hearing has been held and the Township Committee finds that all the requirements set forth herein have been complied with and the issuing of the license will not be detrimental to the public health and is satisfied that the licensed premises shall be conducted according to the requirements herein, it shall order the Clerk to issue said license.
[Amended 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479]
The license fee fixed for each motor vehicle junkyard shall be as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees.
All licenses issued hereunder under this chapter shall expire on December 31 following the date when so licensed.
No license shall be valid if used by any other person or corporation than for whom such license was granted.
Each licensee shall surround the licensed premises with an enclosure or fence.
The licensed premises shall be maintained and kept in such manner that will prevent the habitation and breeding of rodents or vermin in the ground under junk piles or in or about such piles and will prevent the accumulation of stagnant water on the ground in or about such piles of junk. The licensee shall comply with all orders issued by the Health Officer which are designed to eliminate the breeding of rodents or vermin.