[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 8-8-1972 by Ord. No. 2737 (Ch. 97 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No real property or goods, wares or merchandise shall be sold at auction within the Township of Union in the County of Union.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to the following:
Auction sales conducted by trustees or referees in bankruptcy, executors, administrators, receivers or other public officials acting under judicial process and also auction sales authorized by the laws of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 3-27-1973 by Ord. No. 3768]
Auction sales conducted by a bona fide religious or charitable organization conducting an auction on premises regularly occupied or used by said organization for its activities.
Auction sales conducted by the agent of an owner of a business for the sole purpose of disposing of the equipment used by said owner in the ordinary conduct of said business.
[Amended 3-27-1973 by Ord. No. 2768]
No auction sale may be permitted under the exceptions set forth in § 173-2 hereof, unless and until the person intending to conduct said auction obtains a permit therefor after completing an application for said permit on forms to be prescribed by the Township Clerk. No auction sale allowed under the exceptions set forth in said § 173-2 hereof may be conducted upon any street or public place, nor may the goods to be sold by said auction be exposed to any person or persons who shall be upon the sidewalk of any said street.
A fee shall be paid to the Township for each such auction authorized by this chapter in the sum of $125.
[Added 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3997; amended 12-14-1993 by Ord. No. 4282; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4745]
[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.