Borough of Dumont, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont by Ord. No. 158 (Secs. 20-32 through 20-39 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Traffic and parking — See Ch. 21.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 409.
As used in this chapter:
Includes an autobus as defined in N.J.S.A. 48:4-1, as amended, and in N.J.S.A. 48:16-23.
[Amended by Ord. No. 160]
No autobus shall be operated or run while carrying passengers for hire, wholly or partly along any street in the Borough, whether such operation is over a route wholly or partly within the territorial limits of the Borough, except as set forth in N.J.S.A. 48:4-10,[1] until the person owning the autobus or possessing the right to use the same shall obtain the consent of the Council for such operation, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The Council may approve and grant consent, subject to such terms and conditions as convenience and safety of the inhabitants of the Borough shall demand.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 48:4-10, Operation through municipalities refusing consent, was repealed by L. 1973, c. 158, effective 7-7-1973.
[Amended by Ord. No. 160]
Every person applying for a consent to operate an autobus shall make written application, under oath, for such consent addressed to the Council and file same with the Borough Clerk. Such application shall state, among other things, the route and hours of service wherein and during which it is proposed to operate such motorbus, the terminal point of the route, the streets to be traveled in reaching the terminal point, and the description and passenger-carrying capacity of the autobus. The application shall furnish such other information as the Council may request.
At the direction of the Council, the Borough Clerk shall refer said application to the Chief of Police for his investigation, recommendation and report to the Council.
No municipal consent to operate an autobus shall be effective and no such operation shall be permitted until the owner of such autobus shall furnish and keep in force the insurance and the power of attorney as provided for and required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-24 and N.J.S.A. 48:4-36 to N.J.S.A. 48:4-39.
Subject to law, any consent for the operation of an autobus may be revoked by the Council after notice and hearing whenever it shall appear that the holder thereof has failed to comply with or has violated:
Any law or regulation of this state;
Any regulation, term or condition imposed by the Council when the consent was granted; or
The provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations made pursuant thereto.
No person shall drive any autobus operating under a consent issued by the Borough unless he is:
The holder of a currently valid driver's license issued by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, as provided in N.J.S.A. 39:3-10;
The holder of a currently valid special license issued by said Director, as provided in N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.1, for transportation of passengers for hire.
Subject to the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police, the Police Department shall have general supervision of autobuses operated in the Borough. It shall enforce compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the regulations made thereunder, as well as the state laws and state rules and regulations applicable to autobuses. Members of the Police Department shall have free access to any autobus for the purpose of making inspection.
[Amended by Ord. No. 742]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.