City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 9, Art. 4, 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:
BOAT RENTALS
Refers to the business of letting, renting, hiring or chartering out any sailboat, rowboat, canoe, outboard canoe or any other boat to be used and operated on the waters of the Passaic River or any other body of water within the city.
No person shall engage in the business of boat rentals within the city without having first obtained a license as hereinafter provided in this chapter.
A. 
Application for a license shall be addressed to the Council and filed in the office of the Licensing Division on forms approved by the Council. The application shall be accompanied by the license fee prescribed in § 145-4 hereof.
B. 
The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The name and permanent home address of the applicant.
(2) 
If the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense and, if so, when, what crime or offense and in what court.
(3) 
The place where the boat rental business is to be operated.
(4) 
Inventory of the equipment offered for hire, rent or charter.
A. 
The fee for a license issued under this chapter shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.).
B. 
Each license issued shall be for a term of one (1) calendar year or any remaining portion thereof. All such licenses shall terminate on December 1 of the year in which issued.
A. 
After the application is filed, a designated inspector of the Licensing Division shall inspect and examine, for soundness and safety, the boating equipment to be used in the boat rental business. After inspection, the inspector shall file a report of his findings with the Council and notify the applicant of the filing thereof.
B. 
If the inspector has found any unsound or unsafe conditions in the boating equipment, the license or renewal of a license shall not issue. The applicant shall be given reasonable opportunity to repair or correct any such reported unsound or unsafe conditions; and when the inspector verifies the removal of these unsound or unsafe conditions, he shall report such findings to the Council.
After the application is approved by the Council, the boat rental license shall be issued by the Licensing Division.
No licensee or his agent shall:
A. 
Let, rent or charter out any of his boats to any minor under the age of eighteen (18).
B. 
Permit any minor under the age of eighteen (18) to use or occupy his boats unless accompanied by another person eighteen (18) years or older.
Every licensee shall furnish each occupant of a rented boat with an approved life preserver.
Any license issued under this chapter may be suspended or revoked by the Council for good and sufficient cause after notice to the licensee and hearing.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or by a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.