Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[Adopted 8-12-1986 by Ord. No. 1286 (Ch. 195, Art. II, of the 1990 Code)]

§ 303-9 Applicability.

Subsequent to the adoption of this article, the outdoor display and/or sale of goods on any public sidewalk, parking lot, private sidewalk or front yard shall be in accordance with the provisions hereof.

§ 303-10 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PRIVATE SIDEWALK
A sidewalk which is not owned or operated by the state, county or other political entity.
PUBLIC SIDEWALK
A sidewalk either owned or operated by the Township of Franklin, State of New Jersey or other political entity.

§ 303-11 Enforcement.

This article and its provisions, including penalties, shall be enforced by the Township of Franklin and any other enforcement agencies designated for the enforcement of the ordinances and codes of the Township of Franklin.

§ 303-12 Hours of operation.

Sidewalk sales shall only be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

§ 303-13 Exemption.

Sidewalk sales shall not include sales of items in residential zones commonly referred to as "garage sales."

§ 303-14 Limitations on sales.

Any sidewalk sales conducted in connection with a retail business operation shall:
A. 
Be limited to sales of items from stores located within the Township of Franklin only and not from stores located outside the municipality.
B. 
Be located, in the case of an individual store, immediately in front of such store.
C. 
Be conducted, in the case of a shopping center sale, only immediately in front of or in close proximity to such store.
D. 
Not cause any unreasonable interference with the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or otherwise create a public health or safety hazard.

§ 303-15 Prohibited sales.

The following described sales shall be prohibited to be conducted as sidewalk sales:
A. 
Flea markets other than flea markets conducted or operated by a not-for-profit or religious corporation, which shall be defined as outdoor sales not primarily associated with sales located within a permanent indoor structure.
[Amended 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 1649]
B. 
Sale of alcoholic beverages.
C. 
Sale of food and beverages.
D. 
Sale of pornographic materials.

§ 303-16 Obstruction of traffic.

No person shall obstruct the free and lawful passage of pedestrians and vehicles on the streets and sidewalks of Franklin Township by placing thereon any goods, wares, merchandise or other articles of trade or sale or in any other manner whatsoever.

§ 303-17 Violations and penalties.

Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.