[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 13, Art. 2, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOARDING HOME FOR CHILDREN or BOARDING HOME
- Includes any privately owned dwelling or part of a dwelling or other place where one (1) or more children under sixteen (16) years of age are placed or regularly received, for any period of time, unattended by parent, adult relative or legal guardian, and foster parent care is provided, excepting those places which are operated, maintained, licensed or regulated or in which a child is placed, pursuant to statute, by:
The State Board of Child Welfare.
The State Board of Education.
Any aid society of a properly organized and accredited church or fraternal society organized for aid and relief to its members.
Any charitable society incorporated under the laws of this state having as one (1) of its objects the prevention of cruelty to children or the care and protection of children.
The license fee for each establishment licensed under this chapter or the renewal thereof shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.).
Each license issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire one (1) year from the date of issuance thereof.
No license issued under this chapter shall be transferable either between persons or premises.
A license issued under this chapter may be revoked or suspended by the Health Division, after notice and hearing, for a violation of this chapter or any rules or regulations promulgated under this chapter or when the judgment of the Health Division is such that the further operation of the boarding home for children is not conducive to the well-being of the children.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.), imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.