Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Display of merchandise — See Ch. 295.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 359.
Sunday activities — See Ch. 391.
Zoning — See Ch. 429.
[Adopted 5-14-1969 by Ord. No. 608 (Ch. 4, Art. 5, of the 1969 Code)]
[Amended 4-27-1978 by Ord. No. 78-9; 5-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-21; 4-21-1987 by Ord. No. 87-10]
Any benevolent, fraternal, religious, charitable, service or other similar nonprofit organization which is located and operates within the confines of the Borough may, where the primary purpose of the above-named organizations is to raise revenue for charitable purposes, exhibit or operate in the Borough any flea market, outdoor bazaar or outdoor auction, as hereinafter provided, and games of chance, commonly known as "bingo" and "raffles," and any other forms of games of chance as provided by the laws of the State of New Jersey, 1954, Chapters 5 and 6, may be conducted in the Borough of Paramus on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday," provided that the applicant for the license to conduct such game otherwise qualifies under the provisions of the aforementioned statutes of the State of New Jersey and the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and, specifically, provided that the organization specifically qualifies under the provisions of the aforementioned statutes.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq. and 5:8-24 et seq., respectively.
[Amended 4-21-1987 by Ord. No. 87-10]
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Chapter 429, Zoning, it is the intention of this article that outdoor bazaars and outdoor auctions shall specifically be permitted only by organizations described in § 249-1 at the discretion of the Mayor and Council under such terms and conditions as they may deem appropriate within all zoning districts of the Borough, provided that the procedures and requirements established by this article are complied with.
In the event that any of the organizations named in § 249-1 desires to conduct any of the activities described in said section, it shall make application for a license for any of the purposes stated herein.
The application shall provide such information and data as desired by the Mayor and Council, including but not limited to the consent of the owner of the property where the requested activity will take place and the authorized signatures of persons representing the sponsoring organization.
[Amended 5-19-2015 by Ord. No. 15-15]
A license may be granted by the Mayor and Council for such purpose, and such organization shall be required to comply with any terms and conditions specifically outlined by the Mayor and Council and the terms of this article in all other respects.
The license shall be issued by the Borough Clerk after the approval of the Mayor and Council. The fee for a license shall be $20. unless a different fee is set forth in another section of the Paramus Code.
Whenever any license shall be granted by the Mayor and Council, the same shall be in writing. In the event that any special terms or conditions are imposed by the Mayor and Council, such terms and conditions shall be specifically stated in the license.
The Mayor and Council may grant such license upon the condition that regular or special policemen are stationed at the site of such exhibit for the purpose of maintaining order and the applicant shall bear the reasonable cost of said police protection.
[Amended 4-21-1987 by Ord. No. 87-10]
No owner or occupant or other person having the possession or care of any house, building or any lot of land within the Borough shall suffer or permit any such outdoor bazaar or outdoor auction to be held or exhibited for any price, gain or reward in or upon his house, building or lot of land unless the organization desiring to hold or exhibit any such outdoor bazaar or outdoor auction shall first have obtained a license in the manner prescribed herein.
In addition to the penalty prescribed in § 249-10, the Mayor and Council may, after notice and hearing, revoke any license granted under this article if any provision of this article is violated or if the licensee has violated or permitted the violation of any Borough ordinance or state or federal law.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.