Township of Union, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[Ord. No. 88-15 § 1]
As used in this section:
MERCHANDISE
Shall mean all goods; wares; foods, including but not limited to ice cream, hot dogs, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and farm products; magazines; periodicals; encyclopedias; vacuum cleaners, and all kinds of articles of personal property for domestic use and orders or contracts for service. Home improvements or alterations shall be considered "merchandise" within the terms of this section.
MUNICIPALITY
Shall mean the Township of Union, Hunterdon County.
PEDDLER
Shall mean any person who goes from place to place by traveling on the streets and roads or from house to house carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of selling and delivering them to customers. The word "peddler" shall include the words "hawker" and "huckster."
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, organization, club, association or any principal or agent thereof.
SOLICITOR
Shall mean any person who goes from place to place by traveling on the streets and roads or from house to house taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise or personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such person has, carries, or exposes for sale a sample of the object to be sold and whether or not he/she is collecting advance payments of such sales. The word "solicitor" shall include the word "canvasser," provided that this definition shall not include wholesale salesmen calling on retail merchants.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 2]
The purpose of this section is to prevent fraud, crime and unethical and dishonest business practices. The fees charged for the issuance of licenses shall not be considered revenue but shall be charged for the purpose of covering the expense of investigation and regulating the conduct of licensees.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 3]
Except as otherwise provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any solicitor, hawker or peddler to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of or to offer to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any goods, wares or merchandise or to solicit orders for the performance of any service, within the corporate limits of the Township without first obtaining a license in compliance with the provisions of this section. The license shall not be transferable from the person to whom issued to any other person. A separate application shall be submitted and a separate license obtained by a licensed solicitor, hawker or peddler for every agent or employee working for him/her.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 4]
The requirements of this section shall not apply to the following:
a. 
Any public utility or its employees subject to regulation by the State Board of Public Utility Commissioners, provided that such employees shall display identification badges or cards issued by their employer.
b. 
Any person engaged in the delivery of goods, wares or merchandise or other articles or things in the regular course of business to the premises of persons who had previously ordered the same or were entitled to receive the same by reason of a prior agreement.
c. 
Any bona fide charitable or religious society recognized under Internal Revenue Service regulations and located in the Township that conducts sales of personal property when the proceeds are applied to the payment of expenses and to the charitable or religious object for which the society exists.
d. 
Any candidate for public office or person campaigning on behalf of such a candidate, where such candidate is seeking election to an office to be voted upon by the residents of the Township who are duly registered to vote in elections in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.
e. 
Any person honorably discharged from the military service of the United States possessing a peddler's license issued in conformity with N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 and 24-10.
f. 
Any person who is an exempt fireman of a volunteer fire department, as defined by N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 and 24-10, possessing a license in conformity with the law.
g. 
Any person selling fruits and farm products grown by himself/herself on property located within the Township.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 5]
Every applicant for a license under this section shall file with the Municipal Clerk, at least five full working days prior to the effective date of the requested license, a sworn written application, in duplicate, on the form to be furnished by the Municipal Clerk, which shall give and be accompanied by the following information:
a. 
The name and description of the applicant, including driver's license number and Social Security number.
b. 
The permanent home address and full local address and telephone number of the applicant.
c. 
The business address and telephone number of the applicant.
d. 
If applicant is employed, the name and address of the employer, together with credentials establishing the exact relationship.
e. 
A brief statement of the nature of the business and a description of the merchandise or service to be sold.
f. 
The length of time for which the license is desired.
g. 
If one or more vehicles are to be used, a description of each vehicle and license numbers.
h. 
The place where the goods or property to be sold or offered for sale are manufactured or produced, where the goods or property are located at the time such application is filed and the proposed method of delivery.
i. 
A photograph of the applicant taken within 60 days immediately prior to the date of application, which photograph clearly shows the head and shoulders of the applicant and measures two-by-two inches.
j. 
The fingerprints of the applicant, taken by a Police Department or other accredited State or Federal Law Enforcement Agency.
k. 
Two business references located in the County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey, or, in lieu thereof, such other available evidence of the character and business responsibility of the applicant as will enable an investigator to properly evaluate his/her character and responsibility.
l. 
A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted of any crime, misdemeanor, disorderly offense or violation of any municipal ordinance, the nature of the offense and the punishment or penalty assessed therefor.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 6; Ord. No. 2010-9]
At the time the application for a peddler's license is filed, a fee of $75 shall be paid to the Municipal Clerk, to be paid over to the Township Treasurer, to cover the cost of processing the application and investigating the facts stated therein.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 7]
When the application is properly filled out and signed by the applicant, the original and duplicate shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk. The Clerk shall make or cause to be made such investigation of the applicant's business responsibility and moral character as the Clerk deems necessary for the protection of the public health, safety or welfare.
a. 
Determination of application as unsatisfactory.
1. 
If as a result of the investigation the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the Municipal Clerk shall endorse on the application his/her disapproval and the reasons therefor and return the application to the applicant. Any determination by the Clerk that an application is unsatisfactory shall be based on one or more of the following findings with respect to the applicant:
(a) 
Conviction of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude, breaking or entering or burglary.
(b) 
Prior violation of a peddling or soliciting ordinance.
(c) 
Previous fraudulent acts or conduct.
(d) 
Record of breaches of solicited contracts.
(e) 
Concrete evidence of bad character.
2. 
In the absence of any such findings, the Municipal Clerk shall find the application satisfactory.
b. 
If as a result of the investigation the character and business responsibility of the applicant are found to be satisfactory, the Municipal Clerk shall endorse on the application his/her approval and issue a license addressed to the applicant to conduct the business applied for.
c. 
If the applicant wishes to amend his/her application subsequent to the issuance of a license, he/she must do so in the presence of the Municipal Clerk and in compliance with the provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 8]
The license shall contain the signature of the issuing officer and show the name, address and photograph of the licensee, the class of license issued, the kind of goods or services to be sold, the employer represented, the type of solicitation to be undertaken, the date of issuance, the period of time the license shall be operative, including the date and hour, and the license number and other identifying description of any vehicle used in the peddling or soliciting activity licensed.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 9]
Each holder of a peddler's or solicitor's license issued by the Municipal Clerk under the authority of this section or by the Clerk of the County under the authority of N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 shall be required to carry the license with him/her while engaged within the Township in the business or activity licensed. He/she shall produce the license at the request of any resident of the Township with whom he/she wishes to conduct his/her business or activity.
Every licensee shall restrict his/her selling or soliciting activity within the Township to the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 9]
Every licensee shall keep records, which shall be available upon request to the Municipal Clerk, of each day and time of activity, including a statement as to the general area of the Township in which the licensee intends to conduct or has conducted activity.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 10]
No peddler or solicitor shall call attention to his/her business or to his merchandise by crying out, blowing a horn, ringing a bell other than a doorbell of a building, or by any other loud or unusual noise. No peddler or solicitor shall conduct or attempt to conduct his/her business at any residence or on any property on which is posted a sign expressly prohibiting the activity.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 11]
Every person licensed under the provisions of this section shall be entitled to the use of one cart, wagon or other vehicle for each license taken out by him/her and no more.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 12]
It shall be the duty of the New Jersey State Police or any other person appointed by the Township Committee to enforce the provisions of this section and to require any person seen peddling or soliciting, who is not known by the officer or person to be duly licensed, to produce his/her peddler's or solicitor's license.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 13]
The Municipal Clerk shall maintain a record of all licenses issued under the provisions of this section and record therein all convictions for violations and other pertinent circumstances and incidents reported by any Police Officer or resident of the Township.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 14]
a. 
Licenses issued under the provisions of this section may be revoked by the Township Committee after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:
1. 
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for license.
2. 
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement by the licensee in the course of conducting the business licensed.
3. 
Any violation of this section.
4. 
Conviction of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude, breaking and entering or burglary.
5. 
Conducting the business licensed in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
b. 
The licensee shall not conduct the business licensed during the time the license has been revoked under the provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 15]
Notice of hearing for revocation of a license shall be given in writing. The notice shall set forth the specific grounds of complaint and the time and place of hearing and shall be sent by registered mail to the licensee at his/her last known address at least five days prior to the date set for the hearing.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 16]
Any person aggrieved by the action of the Municipal Clerk in the denial of a license shall have the right of appeal to the Township Committee. The appeal shall be taken by filing with the Township Committee within 14 days after the notice of the action complained of has been mailed to the person's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for the appeal. The Township Committee shall set a time and place for hearing of the appeal, and notice of the hearing shall be given to the applicant in the same manner as provided in subsection 4-1.17 for notice of hearing on revocation. The decision of the Township Committee shall be final.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 17]
Every license shall remain in force and be valid only for the time therein expressed, which time shall be for the period applied for, but in no event shall the period exceed one year from the date of the issuance of the license. The license shall apply only to the person to whom granted and shall not be transferable. Any license may be renewed by complying with the provisions contained in this section.
[Ord. No. 88-15 § 19 and New]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 1, 7, 8]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:52-1, it shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a retail food establishment, as defined in and governed by Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code of New Jersey, without first having procured an annual license from the Board of Health of the Township of Union and without complying with any or all of the provisions concerning operation and maintenance of the same as contained in Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code of New Jersey. The Board of Health of the Township shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of this section. No Retail Food Establishment License shall be issued unless the retail food establishment shall have in its possession and on display a current satisfactory inspection certificate from the Hunterdon County Health Department, dated within 12 months of the application for the license.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 2; Ord. No. 88-18 § 1; Ord. No. 89-13 § 1; Ord. No. 2002-7 § 1; Ord. No. 2003-19, § 1; Ord. No. 2010-9]
a. 
For each retail food establishment as defined under N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.3, the following categories shall be used to determine the annual license fee for that establishment. The categories and fees shall be as follows:
1. 
Category 1. For newsstands, pharmacies, liquor stores, video stores, and other retail establishments which handle commercially prepared, prepackaged, nonpotentially hazardous foods as an incidental part of their business, the license fee is $125.
2. 
Category 2. For Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) which serve full breakfasts, and for agricultural markets (where there is no on-site food preparation) where potentially hazardous foods are offered for sale or where grocery food items account for 50% or more of the agricultural market's sales area, the license fee is $125. (B&Bs which only serve continental breakfasts and agricultural markets which only sell raw agricultural products and an incidental amount of grocery items are exempt from licensing and inspection fees.)
3. 
Category 3. For all other retail food establishments selling potentially hazardous foods, including mobile food vendors and vending machine locations, the license fee shall be $250.
4. 
Temporary Retail Food Establishments. For each temporary retail food establishment as defined under N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.3, a license fee of $100 will be charged, provided that the food establishment is operational for a period of not more than three days. For temporary food establishments which are operational for four or more days, a license fee of $150 will be charged.
5. 
Nonprofit Organizations. In case of a bona fide nonprofit organization, the Township Committee may waive the license fee if the County waives the inspection fee.
b. 
The licenses issued shall be effective for a period of one year commencing on July 1 and shall be renewable for succeeding years thereafter upon payment of the annual fee and compliance with the requirements of this section and all other applicable laws and regulations. Applications for Retail Food Establishment Licenses shall be on forms prescribed by the Board of Health. The required fee shall be submitted to the Board of Health at least 20 days prior to the date of requested issuance or renewal.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 3]
Any license issued under the terms and provisions of this section may be suspended or revoked by the Board of Health of this Township for the violation by the licensee of any provision of this section or Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code of New Jersey or whenever it shall appear that the business, trade, calling, profession or occupation of the person, firm or corporation to whom the license was issued is conducted in a disorderly or improper manner or in violation of any Federal, State or Township law, or that the person conducting the retail food establishment is of an unfit character to conduct the same, or that the purpose for which the license has been issued is being abused to the detriment of the public, or is being used for a purpose foreign to that for which the license was issued.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 3]
A license issued under the terms and provision of this section shall not be revoked, canceled or suspended until a hearing thereon shall have been had by the Board of Health. Written notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be served upon the licensee at least three days prior to the date set for the hearing. Such notice shall also contain a brief statement of the grounds to be relied upon for revoking, canceling or suspending the license. Notice may be given either by personal delivery thereof to the person to be notified or be deposited in the United States Post Office in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to the person to be notified at the business address appearing upon the license. At the hearing before the Board of Health, the person aggrieved shall have an opportunity to answer and may thereafter be heard, and, upon due consideration and deliberation by the Board of Health, the complaint may be dismissed; or, if the Board concludes that the charges have been sustained and substantiated, it may revoke, cancel or suspend the license held by the licensee.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 3]
If any such license shall have been revoked, neither the holder thereof nor any person acting for him/her, directly or indirectly, shall be entitled to another license to carry on the same business within the Township, unless the application for that license shall be approved by the Board of Health.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 4]
No provision of this section shall be applied so as to impose any unlawful burden on either interstate commerce or any activity of the State or Federal government.
[Ord. No. 85-3 § 5, New]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each violation of any of the provisions of this section and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 1]
As used in this section:
JUNK DEALER
Shall mean one who buys, sells, or otherwise deals in old and second-hand metals, paper, rags, lumber, or any other old or second-hand material commonly called junk.
JUNK YARDS
Shall mean premises in which or at which materials defined as junk are stored, having enclosed areas less than an acre in dimension.
MOTOR VEHICLE JUNK DEALER
Shall mean one who buys, sells, or otherwise deals in old and second-hand parts of motor vehicles including vehicles to be dismantled and not reconditioned for use.
MOTOR VEHICLE JUNK YARD
Shall mean premises in which or at which old and second-hand motor vehicles to be dismantled, and parts thereof are stored or dismantled for resale as second-hand parts or junk.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 2]
No person shall maintain, operate, or conduct the business of junk dealer, junk yard, motor vehicle junk dealer, or motor vehicle junk yard without first being licensed to do so by the Township Committee.
No person shall be licensed to carry on the business of junk dealer or motor vehicle junk dealer unless such person shall first establish to the satisfaction of the Township Committee that such person has lawful use of yard and premises as prescribed by this section.
No person shall store, keep, or maintain on their property any abandoned unregistered motor vehicle or machinery for the purpose of resale of any part thereof, nor for the use of the person except for the repair of other motor vehicles or other machinery owned by such person.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 3]
The number of licensed premises for the carrying on and operation of the business of junk yard and motor vehicle junk yard is hereby limited to two in total.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 4]
Any person engaged in maintaining and operating any of the aforesaid businesses pursuant to license granted as aforesaid, and in accordance with the provisions of this section, and the premises to be licensed thereunder shall be subject to the following minimum rules and regulations which are hereinafter set forth by way of incorporation and not by way of limitation:
a. 
The premises, whether covered or uncovered, to which or at which such business shall be carried on shall not be located nearer than 200 feet to any highway, street, road, or other public thoroughfare.
b. 
No motor vehicle or junk shall be stored or dismantled within 100 feet of any dwelling, house, place of residence, church, school, auditorium, place of public gathering or any like place except such dwelling houses that may be situated on the licensed premises.
c. 
No motor vehicle, junk or refuse matter shall be stored or dismantled within 50 feet of any adjoining property sideline.
d. 
No junk or refuse matter shall be burnt within 200 feet of any building on adjacent property.
e. 
The owner and operator of such businesses shall not burn or cause to be burned any of the junk or refuse resulting from such operation except on one day during each week, which day may be fixed by the Township Committee by resolution or by regulation to be set up hereunder, which at present is designated as either Tuesday or Thursday of each week.
f. 
The owner and operator of such businesses shall not cause or permit to be caused, any obnoxious fumes, odor or noises to emanate from the said businesses or premises.
g. 
The owner and operator of such businesses shall not pile or store or permit to be piled or stored any of the material therein higher than 20 feet.
h. 
Such premises shall at all times be kept and maintained by licensee in a safe manner, with due regard to public health and safety of persons and property in the vicinity where the licensed premises are located.
i. 
All trunk doors of motor vehicles stored on licensed premises shall be removed from the motor vehicles or be locked at all times.
j. 
The area to be licensed by any one licensee shall be not more than five acres.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 5; Ord. No. 2010-9]
a. 
No license for the ownership and operation of any of the businesses, the subject of this section shall be issued for a term exceeding one year.
b. 
All licenses shall be renewable on July 1st of each and every year.
c. 
Annual fees for the issuance of license for any of the above businesses shall be charged and paid in accordance with the following schedule:
Junk dealer with own yard:
$500 per annum
Junk yard:
$500 per annum
Motor vehicle junk dealer with own yard:
$500 per annum
Motor vehicle junk yard:
$500 per annum
d. 
When one of the aforesaid businesses shall be started with less than a year remaining of the license period, there shall be a proration of the license fee on a monthly basis.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 6; Ord. No. 2-15-67 § 1]
a. 
Application for license for any of the above businesses shall be in writing, addressed to the Members of the Township Committee and shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk at least five days prior to the next succeeding meeting of the Township.
b. 
All applications for license shall, among other things, state in clear language the following items:
1. 
Name and address of applicant and if a corporation, the names and addresses of all officers and directors.
2. 
Name and address of owner of premises.
3. 
Location and size of premises for which a license is being applied for with the drawing prepared by a licensed surveyor or engineer, giving metes and bounds and showing the area provided for in this section to be licensed together with roads or streets.
4. 
Nature of operation to be carried on, and type of material to be stored.
5. 
Statement of distance from nearest building, and the purposes of such buildings.
c. 
Applications shall be accompanied by a certified check in the amount of the license fee to be paid for the year.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 7]
a. 
All persons now carrying on the business of junk dealer, junk yard, motor vehicle junk dealer, and/or motor vehicle junk yard shall comply with all of the provisions of this section.
b. 
Area of operation of licensed premises shall be limited at all times to the original area designated in original license application.
[Ord. No. 2-3-60 § 8]
a. 
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
b. 
The imposition of the penalties provided herein shall not excuse such violation or noncompliance nor shall it permit the same to continue. The said violation or noncompliance shall be remedied within reasonable time after notice thereof. The continuance of the violation or noncompliance shall constitute a separate offense for each ten-day period.
c. 
A continuance of the violation and/or noncompliance shall be deemed a nuisance, and the Township Committee shall have the right to apply to the Courts of this State for injunctive or other relief in addition to the penalties prescribed herein.
[Ord. No. 3-5-80, Preamble]
The operation of unregistered off-road vehicles within the Township, including minibikes, trailbikes, motorcycles, go-carts and similar all-terrain vehicles, as well as vehicles registered with the State of New Jersey, upon private property without the permission of the landowner has become increasingly prevalent, constituting an impermissible trespass difficult to prosecute because of difficulty of identification of the vehicle and operator.
Such operation, whether with or without permission of the landowner, and whether registered or unregistered, in an unregulated manner, and at unregulated hours, constitutes a public nuisance and a danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public, as well as the operators and drivers of such vehicles.
The unregulated and irresponsible operation of such vehicles, which has taken place in the Township, has created noise pollution, destruction of vegetation and other private property, erosion of local terrain and soils and created direct threats of brush fires and other damage to the environment.
[Ord. No. 3-5-80 § 1]
As used in this section:
OFF-ROAD VEHICLE
Shall mean a motor-driven vehicle designed primarily for transportation of the driver, including minibikes, trailbikes, snowmobiles, unlicensed motorcycles, motor scooters, motor-bikes, go-carts, dune buggies, all-terrain vehicles, or other recreational vehicles designed primarily for transportation of the driver on other than the public roadways. This section shall not apply to Police or other emergency vehicles, including fire control vehicles and the like, nor to lawn mowers, tractors, farm, lawn, garden or similar equipment when used for purposes for which they were designed. Vehicles required to be registered under Title 39, Motor Vehicles, of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, shall be regulated by that Statute and are specifically exempted from registration under this section.
[Ord. No. 2010-9]
a. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle on any lands, public or private, within the Township, without first having caused the same to be registered in accordance with the provisions hereof, unless correctly registered with the State of New Jersey under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.
b. 
Off-road vehicles shall be registered by the owner with the Municipal Clerk on forms provided by the Clerk and including the name and address of the owner, a description of the vehicle, including its year, make, type, model, color, horsepower and serial number, if any.
c. 
Fee for Registration. Each registrant of an off-road vehicle shall pay a fee of $10, which shall be used to defray the costs of registration and the identification tag or sticker.
d. 
In those cases where the owner of the off-road vehicle is a minor, the registration application shall also be signed by his/her parent or guardian, giving the parent or guardian's name and address, their consent to the registration and their agreement of responsibility for the operation of the vehicle according to the terms of this section, whereupon such parent or guardian shall be subject to all of the provisions of this section as fully as if he or she was the owner of the off-road vehicle. The registrant shall be given a copy of this section and, in the case of registrants who are minors, a copy shall be sent to the parent or guardian who has signed his or her consent to the registration application.
e. 
Upon the filing of such an application and the payment of the requisite fee, the Municipal Clerk shall issue a registration sticker or tag made of a durable substance and containing the name of the Township and the words "Registered Off-Road Vehicle." Such registration tags shall be numbered in consecutive number of their issuance. The Clerk shall note the number assigned on the application. The registration tag shall bear the number assigned in numerals at least three inches in height.
f. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in the Township unless such registration tag is firmly affixed to the rear thereof in a stationary position and kept in such condition so that the numerals shall be clearly visible and facing outwards.
g. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in the Township unless the registration tag displayed thereon is the registration tag issued to that off-road vehicle.
h. 
No person shall transfer or display on an off-road vehicle any facsimile of the registration tag or any registration tag issued for any other off-road vehicle.
i. 
In the event that the identification sticker or tag is lost or becomes illegible, a replacement shall be obtained prior to any further operation of the off-road vehicle in the Township. A replacement fee of $1 shall be charged.
j. 
In the event that ownership of the off-road vehicle is transferred, the new owner shall register the vehicle pursuant to the terms hereof prior to any operation of such vehicle on any lands, public or private, within the Township.
k. 
No registration shall be required to operate an off-road vehicle exclusively on private property by either the owner of the property, a resident of the property, or any person who permanently resides with the owner of the property.
[Ord. No. 3-5-80 § 3]
a. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, whether registered under this section or not registered, on any lands, lanes, private roads, private thoroughfares, driveways, fields or any other private property within the Township without the written consent of the owner thereof or the person having control over such place where operated, which consent shall be in the operator's personal possession, or which shall be exhibited to Municipal or Police officials within 48 hours.
b. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle on any public street, road, public place or other public property in the Township without the approval of the public body or official having jurisdiction over the property, in cases where such approval may be given without violation of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Act.
c. 
No driver shall carry passengers on an off-road vehicle unless the off-road vehicle is specifically equipped for that purpose.
d. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in a manner creating loud or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace, quiet or health of other persons.
e. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, the safety or the property of any person.
f. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle between sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise.
g. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in the Township without wearing a safety helmet.
h. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle on public or private property in such a way as to harass, worry or disturb farm animals, domestic livestock or wildlife or wild animals or to destroy or damage crops or cropland.
[Ord. No. 3-5-80 § 4]
a. 
Violation of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punishable by the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each day that the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
b. 
Impoundment. In addition to or in lieu of the above penalties, upon conviction of violation of any provision of this section, the Court may order the off-road vehicle used or operated in violation of this section to be impounded by local Police Officials for a period not exceeding 90 days, the defendant to bear the costs of such impoundment not exceeding the sum of $50. Upon a second or subsequent offense, the Court may, upon conviction thereof, order the impoundment of the off-road vehicle used or operated in violation of this section by local Police Officers, for a period not exceeding one year, the cost thereof to be borne by the defendant not exceeding the sum of $200. Upon a third or a subsequent conviction of violation of this section, the Court may order the confiscation by Police Officers of the off-road vehicle used or operated in violation of this section.
c. 
In the case of any clear and present danger to any person, including the rider, or any property by reason of the operation of any off-road vehicle being used or operated in violation of this section, where the operator thereof shall fail or refuse to immediately cease and desist from such operation presenting an imminent danger of injury or damage, the Police Officer having jurisdiction shall immediately impound the off-road vehicle or vehicles and shall hold same in safekeeping pending disposition of the matter by a Court of competent jurisdiction, the operator or operators to bear the costs and expenses of such impoundment not to exceed the sum of $50.
[Ord. No. 2010-9]
A municipal fee in an amount equal to the amount charged by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission ("LGCCC") shall be charged for each license requested pursuant to the "Bingo Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and the "Raffles Licensing Law," N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations thereof. This fee is in addition to, and separate and apart from, the fee charged by the LGCCC.
[Ord. No. 2012-13]
As provided for by N.J.S.A. 5:8-24, et seq., and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., qualifying organizations may conduct games of chance known as bingo and raffles within the Township of Union.
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No qualifying organization shall conduct a bingo or raffle without first having applied for and received a license pursuant to State law.
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In accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:47-1, the issuing authority for the Township of Union responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses shall be the Municipal Clerk. The Municipal Clerk shall provide a monthly report to the Township Committee of all bingo and raffle licenses issued in Union Township.
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The issuing authority shall approve or deny all applications for bingo or raffle license with due expedition after the filing of the application. Applications must be filed with the Municipal Clerk, together with required fees pursuant to law. The applicant shall demonstrate in writing compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and regulations.
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A bingo or raffle license may be issued for any day of the year without limitation as provided by N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-58.
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Any person violating the provisions hereof shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and incarceration in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months.
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The Governing Body, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-30 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-57, may suspend and revoke any issued bingo or raffle license, after a hearing, for any violation of this section or State law. The Governing Body may suspend the operation of a bingo or raffle pending hearing, in which case a hearing must be held within five days after such action. Notice of a hearing shall be served personally upon an officer of the licensee or the member in charge of the conduct of the bingo or raffle or sent by registered mail or certified mail to the licensee at the address shown on the license. All decisions and findings by the Governing Body regarding the suspension or revocation of a bingo or raffle license shall be in writing.