[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mannington 6-8-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Land development — See Ch. 70.
No person or persons, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of keeping a junkyard, that is, no person or persons, firm or corporation shall keep and maintain a yard, covered or uncovered space or place in the Township of Mannington for the purpose of auto wrecking or buying and selling, exchanging or storing rags, cullet, junk stoves and junk refrigerators, junk metals, junk paper, or junk of any kind, or parts thereof, motor vehicle junk, without being licensed to do so by the Township Committee of the Township of Mannington.
A fee of $15 per annum shall be charged for such license, which shall accompany the application for such license, and which shall be returned in full if the application is denied or refused by the Township Committee.
Such premises shall at all times be kept and maintained by the licensee in a safe and sightly manner, with due regard to the public health and safety of persons and property in the vicinity where the junkyard or sales establishment is located.
Such premises shall be maintained only so long as the same shall be fenced on all sides by a fence of at least eight feet in height, and so constructed that the business shall not be visible from the exterior, and shall be painted white or dark green.
No articles shall be stored in such junkyard in such fashion as they are visible from any road, street, lane or alley.
Applications for permits hereunder shall be made to the Clerk in writing, and such applications shall state the location of the premises where said proposed business is to be located, and the name or names of the owner, or owners, and the address of said premises, together with the name and address of the operator of the proposed business. The Clerk shall at the next meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Mannington, present the application for approval or disapproval. Any places of business already in existence shall comply with the provisions of this chapter on or before September 1, 1957, and shall be licensed from and after said date.
No permit shall be issued for a period of more than one year, and the year shall begin on January 1 of each year.
Not more than two junkyards shall be licensed in the Township of Mannington.
[Amended 7-6-2006 by Ord. No. 06-10]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-15 of this Code.