Town of Westfield, NJ
Union County
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[G.O. No. 508, § 1]
No person shall engage in or carry on the business of selling at retail within the Town cut flowers, growing flowers or plants, or potteries containing plants or flowers without first having obtained from the Town a license for that purpose. The provisions of this section, however, shall not apply to transient merchants, itinerant vendors or peddlers, as defined in Section 45:24-1 of the Revised Statutes.
[G.O. No. 508, § 2; G.O. No. 943, § 1]
(a) 
Licenses to carry on the business of florists may be granted by the Town Council upon application in writing for that purpose and upon the payment of $25 which is hereby fixed as the license fee.
(b) 
The application shall set forth the name of the applicant, the business address at which it is proposed to conduct such business and the character of the business. It shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant. All such licenses shall be signed by the Mayor and the Town Clerk and shall have the seal of the Town affixed thereto. Such license shall continue in force for one year from the date thereof, unless sooner revoked, and may be revoked by the Council for cause and after hearing.
(c) 
Upon the expiration date of the license initially issued by the Town Council, the license may be renewed by filing a renewal application form with the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk will request inspection of the licensed premises, operation or device by the affected departments in accordance with inspection schedules approved by Town Council to assure compliance with all Town codes on the part of the applicant. Violation of any section of any Town code will constitute a basis of denial of the application for renewal. The Town Clerk shall also request a statement from the Tax Collector as to the tax records of the applicant. Delinquent taxes shall be noted on the application, and shall constitute a basis of denial of the application for renewal. Delinquent taxes are hereby defined as taxes due from previous years. Upon receipt of departmental reports certifying that the premises, operation or device conforms with all Town codes, the Town Clerk shall issue a renewal of the license for the term as specified. The Town Clerk shall file a monthly report with the Town Council, listing the renewal licenses issued during the month. The report shall specify the following:
(1) 
The type of license.
(2) 
Licensee.
(3) 
Address of the licensee.
(4) 
The amount of fees received.
(d) 
The Town Clerk shall also file a monthly report with the Town Council, listing the applications for renewal licenses which have been denied and the basis for the denial.