[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Mountain Lakes as Ch. BH-II of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 111.
The terms "license or permit," wherever used herein, shall be synonymous if, in the interpretation of any part hereof, such synonymy is required to carry out the manifest intent and purpose of this chapter.
Application requirements. All applications for licenses, permits or certificates shall be made at the office of the Board during regular office hours, and the fees for every license or permit shall be paid in advance at the time of making the application.
Granting of license.
The granting of any license, permit or certificate may be withheld, at the discretion of the Board, pending examination, investigation or inspection of the person who or the premises which may be the subject matter of the license, permit or certificate under consideration.
All such licenses, permits or certificates shall be valid only for the balance of the calendar year in which they are issued, unless otherwise provided, and shall expire on December 31 following the date of issue. No such license, permit or certificate shall be transferable or assignable.
Evidence of license, permit or certificate; display.
The Board shall evidence the granting of any license, permit or certificate issued, by furnishing to the licensee, permittee or certificate holder, a suitable card, sign, placard, disc, plate or other writing which shall convey information concerning the nature of such license, permit or certificate, the serial number of the same, name of the person to whom the same has been issued, the year in which the same is so issued, the premises or vehicles so licensed, if required, and such other information as the Board may deem pertinent.
Each license, permit or certificate issued by the Board shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the establishment, premises or other place for which the same is issued, and shall likewise be so displayed on every vehicle or conveyance so licensed, for the period that the license, permit or certificate shall be in force, unless the Board shall otherwise prescribe.
Suspension of license.
Every license, permit or certificate issued hereunder may, at any time during the term for which the same is so issued, be suspended by the Board or Health Officer, pending a hearing, to be granted the holder thereof, pursuant to a notice to show cause to the Board why the license, permit or certificate should not be suspended further or revoked.
No such license, permit or certificate shall be suspended unless the Health Officer shall file with the Board a complaint or charge evidencing one or more violations of the provisions hereof, under which the license, permit or certificate was originally issued.
During the period of any such suspension, every license, permit or certificate so suspended shall be ineffective, and the holder thereof shall, during the entire period of such suspension, cease the operation of any business or discontinue every activity or use permitted under the license, permit or certificate suspended.
Revocation. Any license, permit or certificate issued under the provisions of these chapters may be revoked at any time by the Board, for just cause, or if licensee, permittee or certificate holder, or any of the employees, agents or servants of this license, permittee, or certificate holder shall violate:
Appeal and hearing.
Before any license, permit or certificate may be revoked, the holder thereof shall be given a hearing and an opportunity to be heard on the complaint made or violation or violations charged against him.
The time and place for such hearing shall be fixed at the discretion of the Board, provided that an unreasonable time shall not be permitted to elapse between the date of any suspension of license and the date fixed for the hearing.
Notice of the time and place of any hearing so held shall be given by the Board to the holder of the license, permit or certificate so involved, in writing, and served either personally or sent to him by registered mail.
A licensee, permittee or certificate holder who shall fail to appear at the time and place fixed for such hearings shall not be entitled to any further hearing and in that event his license, permit or certificate may, as a matter of course, be forthwith revoked.
Period covered. All of the fees required to be paid, or paid under the terms hereof, are intended to be annual fees but, when paid, shall cover only the balance of the calendar year during which the same are so paid or payable, unless otherwise herein provided.
Fee schedule. The annual fees for the several licenses and permits referred to in these chapters are as set forth in § 111-3I.