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. 771 (Secs. 7-30 through 7-36 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic and parking — See Ch. 21.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 182.
Zoning — See Ch. 455.

§ 155-1 Permitted in certain zones; minimum standards. [1]

A car wash shall be a permitted use in the B2 and LI Zoning Districts.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 155-2 Standards.

The necessity for certain specific uses is recognized and at the same time appreciating the fact that it may be or become inimical to public health, safety, and general welfare of the community, if located without due consideration to the existing conditions and surroundings, the following standards for a "car wash" are hereby established:
A. 
The parcel upon which it shall be located shall have a minimum frontage of 150 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.
B. 
No structure shall be erected nearer than 75 feet to any street line, nor nearer than 50 feet to any side property line, nor nearer than 40 feet at its rear yard line.
C. 
The minimum building size shall be 1,200 square feet and shall include rest room facilities for employees and the public.

§ 155-3 Licensing requirements; fee; renewals.

A. 
No person shall operate any car wash in the Borough without having first obtained a license therefor from the Borough Council as hereafter provided.
B. 
Application for a license shall be filed in the office of the Building Department on forms supplied by the Building Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
C. 
No license shall be issued unless the premises in which the commercial car wash is to be located complies in all respects with the Building Code of the Borough,[2]Chapter 455, Zoning, health codes and other Borough ordinances and regulations or other ordinances and laws of public bodies have jurisdiction. The Building Officer and Health Officer shall certify on each application that the Borough ordinances within their jurisdiction have been satisfied.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 182, Construction Codes, Uniform.
D. 
Each license shall be issued for a term of one year commencing on January 1st and shall expire on the 31st day of December next following the date of issuance.
E. 
The annual license fee for a full year or any portion thereof shall be $75. In addition thereto, the applicant shall pay for any engineering fees incurred by the Borough of Dumont in the course of processing such application. All said fees shall be paid prior to the issuance of such license. Prior to each renewal of such license, the Borough Engineer, Building Officer and Health Officer shall certify that the applicant is complying with the terms of this chapter, each certification to relate to those matters under this chapter entrusted to his jurisdiction or as to other applicable ordinances of the Borough within their jurisdiction.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 155-4 Plans and specifications.

A. 
An applicant shall first submit plans for the proposed improvement or use which shall include a site plan drawn to scale, construction details and details regarding paving, lighting, curb cuts, means of ingress and egress, landscaping and adjacent uses. During or prior to the required public hearing held in accordance with the statute, reports from the department of public works concerning construction and from the police department concerning traffic shall be filed with the Joint Land Use Board. The Joint Land Use Board may impose such conditions, in recommending the issuance of any such permit so as to insure that the proposed use shall be integrated with the street pattern and to secure proper traffic safety.
B. 
No motor vehicles waiting to enter a commercial car wash shall be permitted on any public street of the Borough, but must be confined within the parking and waiting areas shown on plans filed by a licensee with his application for a license.
C. 
The site plan will provide for the standing of at least 25 vehicles on the lot within a free-flowing line(s) from the point of ingress to the entrance to the car wash structure and the entire area of the site intended for the travel or parking of motor vehicles will be hard surfaced. No driveway will be closer than 10 feet to any property line or closer than 25 feet to another lot which is within a residential zone or to the intersection of street lines.
D. 
There shall be a minimum of one on-site parking space for each two employees.
E. 
The noise at the boundary of such lot shall not exceed in intensity and frequency the noise of street traffic at the adjoining street or streets.
F. 
No waste material whatsoever shall be discharged into any street or watercourse except in accordance with existing state and local requirements and regulations.

§ 155-5 Hours of operation.

No commercial car wash shall be operated before 8:30 a.m. prevailing time and after 8:30 p.m. prevailing time from Monday to Saturday in any week and shall not be operated on Sunday in any week.

§ 155-6 Revocation of license; hearing.

Any license granted or renewed hereunder may be revoked by the Mayor and Council in the event any licensee in his operation violates any provision of this chapter or any other applicable ordinance of the Borough of Dumont, upon at least 10 days written notice to the applicant at the address shown on his most recent application, and after public hearing. Said notice shall clearly specify any and all such violations and set the date, time and place of hearing. The Building Inspector or other parties designated by the Mayor and Council shall be the enforcement officer.

§ 155-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $200 or both. The court before which any person is convicted for violating this chapter shall have power to impose any fine or term of imprisonment not exceeding the maximum fine in such ordinance.