[Adopted 12-27-1988 as Ord. No. 88-046 (Ch. 13, Art. 32, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson)]
No person or entity shall engage in the business of collecting fats, bones or meat refuse in the City without having first secured a license therefor from the City Division of Health.
Before any such license may be granted, an application shall be made to the Division of Health by the entity seeking such license. The application shall be signed personally by the applicant or, if a corporation, by its authorized agent. The application shall state the current post office address of such party, the name under which and the place where the collection of fats, bones or meat refuse business is to be conducted and any other information which the Division of Health may require in said application.
The annual fee for a license issued under this article shall be $50.
[Amended 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 03-091]
Each license required by the provisions of this article shall expire on December 31 in each year unless sooner forfeited or revoked and shall be renewed annually.
No license shall be assigned or transferred to another party or location.
In no case shall any collected fats, bones or meat refuse be left or deposited at any place within the limits of the City for any purpose whatsoever.
No fats, bones or meat refuse shall be assorted at any time or place other than the place from which they are collected.
No reassortment thereafter shall take place on the streets or anywhere else within the limits of the City.
All fats, bones or meat refuse collected shall be placed in protected, covered vehicles, which shall first be submitted to the Division of Health for its inspection and approval, and a certificate of approval issued by the Division of Health.
An application for a license to collect fats, bones or meat refuse may be denied by the Health Officer for noncompliance with the requirements of this article, for fraud or misrepresentation in making application for such license or for other good cause shown in the discretion of the Health Officer.
Every license issued pursuant to this article may be revoked or suspended by the Health Officer for violation of any provision of this article or violation of any ordinance of the City or of any state or federal law applicable thereto or for other good cause shown in the discretion of the Health Officer.
Any such denial of a license application or suspension or revocation of a license must be preceded by notice of the licensee or applicant, as the case may be, of such contemplated action. The licensee or applicant shall be granted a hearing by the Health Officer. Notice of any such contemplated action must be given to the applicant or licensee at least five days prior to its effective date. Such notice must be either served personally on the party to be notified or by mailing such notice to the business address appearing on said license or application. Such notice shall contain a brief statement as to the grounds to be relied upon for revolving or suspending or denying the application for such license and shall advise the party so notified to his right to a hearing before the Health Officer.
Such request for hearing must be in writing and made to the Health Officer within five days of service of notice upon such party. Notice of time and place of such hearing will be served upon such party in the same manner as the notice of contemplated action provided in Subsection C above and at least three days prior to the date set for such hearing. At the hearing before the Health Officer, the aggrieved party shall have an opportunity to answer and may thereafter be heard. Upon due consideration and deliberation by the Health Officer, the contemplated action against the aggrieved party may be dismissed, or if the Health Officer concludes that the charges have been substantiated, he may deny the license application or revoke or suspend the license. Any such denial of a license application, revocation or suspension of such a license may be rescinded by the Health Officer upon the correction of the basis for such adverse action to the satisfaction of the Health Officer.
[Amended 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 95-068]
Any person or entity who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by providing community services for a period not exceeding 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.