[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 949 as Ch. 196 of the 1982 Code (Ord. No. 442). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, or corporation shall hereafter within the territorial limits of the Borough of Leonia, New Jersey, conduct or engage in the business of the sale of secondhand or used automobiles or the business of parking cars in any open lot without first obtaining a license for such purposes.
Written application for a license to conduct or engage in the business of the sale of secondhand or used automobiles or the parking of cars on any open lot shall be made to the Borough Clerk.
The licenses issued shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which they are issued, and no such licenses shall be valid until the license fees hereinafter provided have been paid to the Chief of Police and until all the provisions of this chapter have first been fully complied with.
Each licensee shall pay an annual license fee as set forth in Chapter 123, Fees, for the use of the Borough, before the issuance of any license.
Any person, firm or corporation hereafter desiring to engage in the business of the sale of secondhand or used automobiles or the business of parking cars on an open lot within the territorial limits of the Borough of Leonia shall make application, in writing, to the Borough Clerk, which application shall set forth:
Whether the applicant is an individual, a person trading under a trade name, a partnership, a foreign corporation or a domestic corporation, and the name and residence of all persons in interest, in the case of an individual or partnership and the address of the office of record and the name of the agent in charge, in the case of a corporation.
A metes and bounds description of the open lot to be used by the applicant in said business.
A plan or survey showing the existing or proposed entrance or entrances to the premises where said business is to be conducted.
The size and description of the proposed office structure, if any, which is to be maintained on any such open lot, and the location, size and description of the sanitary equipment and rest-room accommodations which must be maintained upon or in connection therewith or within a reasonable distance of such open lot which is described in the application.
Every such open lot or place of business so used by a licensee under this chapter shall have maintained on the premises where such business is to be conducted or in connection therewith or within a reasonable distance thereof a rest room with toilet accommodations in accordance with the Sanitary Regulations of the Health Code of the Borough of Leonia.
Every office building or rest room constructed on such open lot shall be constructed only after the plans for such office building or rest room shall have been submitted to and approved by the Building Inspector of the Borough of Leonia.
Every such applicant shall present with his application a plan showing at least one entrance or approach to such place of business from the street adjoining the same. Such entrance shall not be constructed or maintained until the licensee has reset the adjoining curbing and reconstructed the adjoining sidewalk in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Works; provided, however, that said licensee shall, upon the termination of said business on the open lot then conducted by him forthwith, replace the curbing and sidewalk in conformance with and according to the rules of the Department of Public Works, and the bond referred to in § 281-4 hereof shall be conditioned upon the proper restoration of said curb and sidewalk.
Every licensee hereunder shall comply, from time to time, and at all times, with the rules and regulations promulgated and prescribed by the Police Commission of the Borough concerning the conduct of the business for the sale of secondhand or used automobiles or the business of parking cars on open lots in the Borough of Leonia, New Jersey.
No license shall be issued to any applicant hereunder to carry on or conduct said business on any open lot which contains less than 5,000 square feet.
Any license issued hereunder may be revoked for the violation of any of the terms of this chapter by the Borough Council, but such revocation shall not relieve the licensee from the penalties hereinafter provided.
No operator of any such secondhand or Used automobile business or the business of parking of cars on open lots in the Borough of Leonia, New Jersey, who was carrying on said business in the Borough of Leonia on the day of the passage of this chapter shall be required to comply with the provisions of § 281-8, 281-10 or 281-5C and D of this chapter, and nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent any present operator of any secondhand automobile business or the business of parking of cars on open lots from carrying on such business without securing a license hereunder for a period of 60 days after the final publication of this chapter.
All license fees imposed by this chapter are for revenue.
Each and every person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished as set forth in Chapter 1, Article 1, General Penalty.