[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 7-9-2001 by Ord. No. 10-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual person, partnership, firm, association, business or legal entity which undertakes any of the following services as a commercial undertaking, for consideration: mowing of grass or lawns; trimming or cutting of trees, bushes or shrubbery restoration or installation of lawns, grass, foliage, leaves or trees from a given property; any and all services relating to the placing, installation, care or cultivation of lawns, shrubbery, trees, foliage or other plant life. Notwithstanding the foregoing, "commercial enterprise" shall not be interpreted to include any resident of Leonia who performs only lawn-mowing services by virtue of a hand-operated mower on properties within 10 blocks of his/her residence.
No person, partnership, firm, association, business or legal entity shall engage in the business, of landscaping without first obtaining a license therefor and providing the Borough Clerk with proof of business liability insurance in the amount of $100,000.00.
Every applicant for a license under this chapter shall sign an application on forms furnished by the Borough Clerk.
The license fee shall be $35, and no part of said fee shall be prorated for any part of the year. Upon payment of the fee, the Clerk shall issue a sufficient number of identification badges or stickers to the licensee for the calendar year for which the application was filed, which shall be affixed to each vehicle (truck or trailer). The identification badge or sticker shall be visibly displayed on the left side of the rear bumper of the vehicle (truck or trailer) or left rear quarter panel, in order that same is not obscured by any equipment or trailer.
All landscapers shall provide for the removal of lawn clippings and other landscaping debris and shall not leave or deposit said debris at the curbside or any other site in the Borough of Leonia. Any landscaper who causes said lawn clippings or landscaping debris to remain on the site or curbside or anywhere in the Borough of Leonia shall forfeit his license to conduct his landscaping business anywhere in the Borough of Leonia and shall also be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided in this chapter.
My person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof; be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.