[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Hours of operation of golf courses — See Ch. 241.
[Adopted 7-9-1984 by Ord. No. A-12-84 as Ch. 84, Art. I, of the 1984 Code]
The owners of any commercial and industrial businesses, other than those for which a license or permit is required to be obtained under the provisions of any ordinance of the City of Rahway, shall, before offering for sale any goods, wares or merchandise or performing any service or transacting any business within the City of Rahway, obtain a license from the City Clerk. The fee for each license shall be $2, and the license shall be issued by the City Clerk upon receipt from the Building Inspector, the Health Officer and the Chiefs of the Fire and Police Departments of a certificate that the business involved and place where same is to be conducted are not in violation of any ordinance of the city or law of the State of New Jersey. All licenses shall be issued for a term of one year commencing from the date of issuance.
After notice and hearing, the City Clerk may revoke a license issued under this article for failure to comply with or for violation of any provisions of the city's ordinances or of state law or for any other good and sufficient cause.
Any license issued may be temporarily suspended, pending a hearing, by the City Clerk.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL
- Shall not be deemed to include any business or profession for which a license to conduct same has been issued by the State of New Jersey, and same shall not be deemed to include any service rendered by persons under the age of 18 years.
Any person who violates any provision of this article 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 upon each day during which or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 5-10-1982 by Ord. No. A-10-82]
The purpose of this article is the regulation of the opening and closing hours of all businesses and commercial establishments to which the public is invited in the interest of the protection of the employees, patrons and law enforcement officers. It has been determined that unprotected and under-staffed business and commercial enterprises are prey to the criminal element in our society during the late night and early morning hours and that certain security devices must be provided in order to protect the general public who use these establishments.
The provisions and requirements of this article shall not apply to nor include any business or commercial establishment issued a license or permit for on-the-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages or permitted to carry on a business or commercial activity under the laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey or other municipal ordinances not inconsistent with the provisions of this article.
No business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited shall be open for business between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Eastern standard time (2300 to 0500 hours) unless:
There are two employees on continuous duty in that part of the business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited; or
The business or commercial establishment shall employ a security officer or the premises has in operation a security device approved by the Chief of Police of the City of Rahway, which may consist of a silent and/or audible burglar alarm connected to a central security monitoring system designed to activate police response; a closed-circuit television connected to a central security monitoring system designed to activate police response or such other device which can be activated instantaneously to notify law enforcement officers that a crime or disorderly persons activity is in progress; or
Such business is a gasoline service station where no cash is kept on the premises or accepted in payment after 11:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. Eastern standard time and where such fact is announced to the public by prominently displayed notices or advertisements on the premises.
Any person who shall violate a provision of this article 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.