[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 12.09 and 12.15 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of buying, selling, gathering, delivering or storing old iron, brass, copper or other base metals, paper, rags or glass, any recyclable material unless no value is given therefor, and all articles and things discarded as manufactured articles commonly referred to as "junk," without first obtaining a license from the Council.
No license shall be required for the storage of wrecked motor vehicles stored within service garages and filling stations or on any service garage or filling station site.
Applications for such license shall be made on forms supplied by the Clerk-Treasurer and filed with the Clerk.
The license fee shall be as stated in the City of Waterloo Fee Schedule. The license year shall commence on July 1 of each year.
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file at the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
The application shall be referred to the Council, which may grant, grant with conditions, or deny the license.
No junk shall be displayed or stored outside the fenced area of the premises.
No licensee hereunder shall conduct his business or any operation pertaining to such occupation on Sundays.
No licensee shall conduct his business in such manner as to disturb unduly the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. The premises shall at all times be kept in a clean and wholesome condition and in full compliance with this chapter and in accordance with the reasonable rules, regulations and directions of the Council.
Effective means for the elimination of the rodents and vermin commonly infesting junkyards shall be administered by all licensees hereunder.
Every junk dealer shall keep a record of all copper, brass, guns, watches and other valuable materials purchased with the name and address of the person from whom purchased, the kind and quantity purchased, the serial number of the item purchased, and the date of the transaction. Such record shall be entered in a book which shall be open to inspection by police officers at any time.
No junk shall be purchased from any person under 16 years of age without the written consent of the parent or guardian of such person.
Upon complaint being made in writing by any official of the City to the Council that any licensee hereunder has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, the Council shall cause a summons and complaint to be served upon the licensee to appear before it at the time specified in the summons, which shall be not less than 10 days after the date of the service thereof, to show cause why his license shall not be revoked or suspended. The Council shall thereupon proceed to hear the matter and, if it finds that the allegations of such complaint are true, may revoke or suspend the license of such person. The provisions hereunder shall not be effective unless the licensee has received a copy of the complaint from the Building Inspector and such licensee has been given a reasonable time to correct the condition complained of or to otherwise satisfy such complaint.
Whenever a license is revoked, the licensee shall have a period of 45 days from the date of such revocation to liquidate his business, during which time he shall be required to comply with all the terms and conditions of this chapter.