[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Union 11-21-1988 (Ch. 290 of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety 12-17-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees (Township departments and Police Department) — See Ch. 268
The following schedule of fees is hereby established with respect to licenses, permits, and activities required or regulated by the Board of Health:
Risk type 1 food establishment: $100.
Risk type 2 food establishment: $175.
Risk type 3 food establishment: $250.
Risk type 4 food establishment: $350.
Temporary food establishments: $25 per day, not to exceed five consecutive days.
Produce stores offering only fresh fruits and vegetables, uncut: $100.
Produce stands offering only fresh fruits and vegetables, uncut temporary, not to exceed 30 days in any one season: $100.
Smoking in retail food facilities is prohibited per N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 et seq. (exceptions: cigar bars and cigar lounges must comply with N.J.A.C. 8:6-1 et seq.).
Food facility plan review.
New construction, conversion of an existing structure or remodeling or change of a food facility require properly prepared floor plans, equipment specifications, proposed menu, volume of food to be stored, prepared and/or sold and/or served be submitted to the Health Department prior to any construction, remodeling, alteration or changes of the facility.
Required submission shall include:
Layout of equipment and facilities.
Mechanical schematics, construction materials and finish.
Equipment types, manufacturer's specifications (cut sheets), model number, location of equipment on floor plan and legended with equipment on floor plan and legended with equipment numbered and coves pending number on the manufacturer's specifications (cut) sheet;
Performance capacities and installation instructions for each of the equipment.
Other information as may be required by the Health Department.
Period of review.
Upon submission of the plans and specifications as identified above, a date stamp shall mark the receipt of submission.
The Health Department has 30 days from the plan submission date; however, if there is missing or incomplete information, the thirty-day period will only apply subsequent to the applicant submitting all the required information.
Construction renovation, remodeling or changes shall not begin until the Health Officer has given his approval of the plans as is or as may require modification to be code compliant.
Construction, remodeling, etc., of the facility shall be consistent with the approved plans. Any changes must have written prior approval of the Health Officer.
A preoperational inspection is required and must pass with a satisfactory rating before a new constructed, renovated, or converted establishment can be granted a license to operate. A satisfactory rating is only issued when the Health Department determines compliance with N.J.A.C. 8:24-1 et seq.
Any individual, company or business establishment causing or affected by a situation requiring an inspection or emergent service by the Board of Health or its personnel during off-duty hours shall be billed by the Board of Health for the reasonable cost of said inspection or emergent service.
Fee schedule for other than food.
Laundries, launderettes, dry-cleaning establishments: $100.
Late fees for licenses and permits.
A late payment fee is hereby established as follows: 25% of the established annual licensing fee.
For those new establishments commencing business from October 1 through December 31 of the year, the licensing fee shall be 25% of the established annual licensing fee for that calendar year.
A five-day period of grace following the established license deadline is hereby established.