[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford 10-10-1968 (Ch. 185 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ch. 9, Art. 2, of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 10-10-1968.
No person shall advertise or conduct any sale of goods, wares or merchandise at retail that is represented as a bankrupt, insolvent, assignees, adjusters, trustees, executors, administrators, receivers, wholesalers, jobbers, manufacturers, closing out, liquidation, closing stock, or fire- or water-damage sale or any other sale which is, by representation or advertisement, intended to lead the public to believe that the person conducting such sale is selling out or closing out his business by selling the goods, wares or merchandise of such business for less than the current or going retail price thereof in the Township without first filing with the Township Clerk an inventory as provided for by § 332-2 and a receipt showing payment of all personal property taxes to the end of the current year, paying the required fee and obtaining from the Township Clerk a license to advertise or conduct such sale.
The inventory required by the preceding section shall contain a complete and accurate list of the stock of goods, wares and merchandise acquired within one year prior to the date of any such sale and which are to be sold at any sale for which a license is hereby required, together with the wholesale price, and the date of acquisition thereof.
The inventory or list shall be signed by the person seeking the license or by a duly authorized agent.
By affidavit at the foot thereof, he or such agent shall swear or affirm that the information therein given is full and true, and known by him or such agent to be so.
No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale at any such sale or list on such inventory any goods, wares or merchandise which is not the regular stock of the store, the business of which is to be closed out by such sale, or make any replenishments or additions to such stock for the purpose of such sale or during the time thereof, or fail, neglect or refuse to keep accurate records of the articles or things sold, from which records the Township Clerk may ascertain the kind and quantity or number sold.
The Township Clerk or his duly authorized representative may verify the details of an inventory filed for the purpose of obtaining a license, or the Township Clerk or such representative may make a check and verify the items of goods, wares or merchandise sold or to be sold during the sale.
No person to whom a license has been issued shall fail or refuse to give the Township Clerk or any person designated by him for that purpose all the facts connected with the stock on hand or the proper information with respect to goods, wares or merchandise sold or to be sold or any other information that he may require in order to make a thorough investigation.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to trustees in bankruptcy, executors, administrators, receivers or public officers acting under judicial process.
The fee to be paid by the applicant to the Township Clerk for such license shall be as follows:
Only one such license shall be issued to any one person within a twelve-month period, and no license shall be issued for more than 30 consecutive days.
All licenses issued under this chapter shall be prominently displayed in the establishment in which the sale is being conducted for the purpose of advising the public that said sale has been licensed.