[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Secaucus 4-17-17 as Ord. No. 34. Sections 82-1 and 82-5 amended and § 82-9 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Anyone dealing in the purchase and sale of junk, old rope, old iron, brass, copper, tin or lead, rags, cloth or empty bottles shall be deemed to be a junk dealer and the place of business a junk shop, and every such junk dealer shall give a bond to the Town Council of the Town of Secaucus with sufficient surety, approved by the Town Council of the Town of Secaucus in the penal sum of $250, conditioned for the due observance of all town ordinances.
Every junk dealer shall keep a book in which shall legibly be written at the time of every purchase a description of every article so purchased, the name and residence of the person from whom such purchase was made and the day and hour of such purchase; and such book shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of the Mayor, any member of the Town Council, any marshal or police officer or Judge of the Town of Secaucus or any person duly authorized in writing for such purpose by any of said authorities and who shall exhibit such written authority to such dealer.
No junk dealer shall carry on business at any other place than the one designated in the license therefor nor shall continue to carry on business after such license is suspended or revoked or expired.
No junk dealer shall purchase any goods, article or thing whatsoever from any minor apprentice or servant, knowing or having reason to believe the seller to be such, or from any person or persons whatsoever between the setting of the sun and the hour of 7:00 a.m.
No person shall engage in or carry on the business of junk dealer without a license therefor.
As used in this chapter, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
- Any human being or lawful association of such.
All licenses granted for the purposes mentioned in this chapter shall expire on the first Monday in April next after the same shall be granted, and shall respectively state the purpose for which the same shall be granted, the number of the license and the name of the person licensed. All such licenses shall be renewed annually by the Town Council, subject in all things to the same conditions, provisions and charges as in and for the original license.
Each person licensed to engage in or carry on the business of junk dealer shall pay annually the sum of $25 for such license for the use of the Town of Secaucus, on the issuance thereof.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.