[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now the Township Council) of the Township of Saddle River (now the Township of Saddle Brook) 1-25-1943 as Ord. No. 255. Section 200-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Within the limits of the Township of Saddle Brook, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of the storage of personal property in a warehouse engaged in storing goods for hire, or work in, occupy or, directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, utilize any place or premises in which is conducted or carried on the storage of personal property in a warehouse engaged in the business of storing goods for hire, unless and until there shall be granted by the Township Council of the Township of Saddle Brook in accordance with the terms of this chapter, and shall be in force and effect, a license to conduct said business for the place and premises in or at which said business shall be conducted and carried on.
Said license shall be applied for by written application filed with the Township Council. Such application shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant, the kind or character of personal property to be stored, the location of the place and premises in or at which the business is to be conducted, the total area of the ground space thereof and a diagram of the same. Said application shall also be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee (or the current year in the amount hereinafter provided.
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee to be computed on the basis or rate of two cents ($0.02) for each square foot of the total ground area of the place and premises in the Township of Saddle Brook in or at which said business is conducted or carried on. Said license shall expire on January 1 of each year. Said license fee shall be payable in advance for each year or part thereof. The Township Council may revoke any such license for sufficient cause, after notice and hearing.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions.
If perishable goods are stored at said licensed premises, said place or premises and the manner and conduct of said business shall in all respects comply with any and all health regulations required by any federal, state or municipal health authority.
Such licensed place or premises shall at all times comply with all proper police and fire regulations imposed by the township police and fire authorities.
Said business and the place and premises where conducted shall be subject to reasonable inspection by the police, fire and health authorities of the Township of Saddle Brook. It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to immediately report in writing to the Township Council the storage of any flammable or combustible matter in or at any place or premises licensed hereunder. Said report shall also include the specific character and quantities of such material.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any term or provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment in the county jail or in any place provided by the Township of Saddle Brook for the detention of prisoners, for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days, or to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.), or both. Any person so convicted may, in the discretion of the Judge by whom he was convicted, in default of the payment of any fine, be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the Township of Saddle Brook for any term not exceeding ninety (90) days. There may issue out of the court of any Judge empowered to impose fines for the violation of this chapter execution against the goods and chattels of any person, firm or corporation convicted in such court or before such Judge. Each day that a violation of any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.