[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Clementon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-15-1974 by Ord. No. 74-8]
The following words and phrases, as used in this article, shall have the meanings and definitions indicated:
- PRIVATE AUCTION
- The sale, barter, exchange or display of any new or used furniture, sporting goods, fixtures, tools, equipment, food, clothing, metal, glass, paper, rubber, synthetics, household goods, rummage or other personal property conducted upon private premises and conducted by a person employed for said purpose, whether compensated or not.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed or used either wholly or in part for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, garage, steps or vestibule belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house or other structure.
- PRIVATE SALES
- The sale, barter, exchange or display of any new or used furniture, sporting goods, fixtures, tools, equipment, food, clothing, metal, glass, paper, rubber, synthetics, household goods, rummage or other personal property conducted upon private premises.
No private sale or private auction shall be conducted within the Borough of Clementon except in conformity with the provisions of this article.
No private sale or private auction shall be conducted within the Borough of Clementon unless a permit shall have first been issued by the Borough Clerk permitting same.
No private sale or private auction shall be conducted within the Borough of Clementon except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and sunset on the day for which a permit is issued. No permit shall be issued for more than two consecutive days.
No refrigerator or icebox having a capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more, with an attached lid or door which may be opened and fastened shut by means of an attached latch, lock or other similar device, shall be displayed, offered for sale or sold at a private sale or private auction unless the attached lid or door shall first be removed and detached therefrom.
Nothing herein contained shall apply to a sale held under a judicial order, judgment or decree or a writ issuing out of any court or sale to enforce any lawful lien or power of sale.
Upon filing written application with the Borough Clerk, which application shall be filed at least five days prior to the contemplated private sale or private auction, stating the date and place where the private sale or private auction is to be conducted, the type of merchandise to be sold and the date upon which the last permit, if any, was issued, either to the applicant or for the same premises covered by the current application, together with the filing fee, the Borough Clerk shall issue a permit authorizing the same.
There shall be a fee of $10 for the issuance of said permit. Said fee shall be waived in the case of all nonprofit organizations.
[Amended 9-16-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-13]
No person, firm or corporation shall be issued more than two permits per year.
[Amended 12-17-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-11]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall pay a fine not exceeding $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days, or both.