TITLE 2
BUSINESS AND LICENSE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
JUNK DEALERS AND PEDDLERS
SECTION:
2-1-1: Definitions
2-1-2: Licenses Required
2-1-3: Application for License
2-1-4: License Fees
2-1-5: Conditions of License
2-1-6: Location and Premises Regulations
2-1-7: Junk Vehicles
2-1-8: Inspections
2-1-9: Revocation of License
2-1-10: Penalties
2-1-1: DEFINITIONS:
   As used in this Chapter, the following word or words shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
   JUNK: Old iron, chain, brass, copper, tin, lead or other base metals; old rope, bags, rags, wastepaper, paper clippings, scraps of woolens, clips, bagging, rubber and glass, and empty bottles; and all articles and things discarded or no longer used as manufactured articles composed of any one or more of the articles herein mentioned.
   JUNK DEALERS: Every person engaged in the business of wholesale junk dealer, retail junk dealer or junk peddler.
   JUNK PEDDLER: Any person who uses a junk wagon for the purpose of buying, selling or bartering in junk.
   JUNK STORE: Any premises, shop, warehouse or building occupied for the conduct of the business of wholesale or retail junk dealer.
   JUNK WAGON: Every junk wagon, truck, automobile, pushcart or other vehicle used in the conduct of the business of a junk dealer.
   JUNK YARD: Any yard, place or enclosure, other than a junk store, occupied for the conduct of the business of wholesale or retail junk dealer.
   RETAIL JUNK DEALER: Every person engaged in buying, selling or bartering junk in quantities of less than the amounts dealt in by wholesale junk dealers. At premises leased or purchased especially for the purpose of conducting such business.
   WHOLESALE JUNK DEALER: Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling or bartering junk in quantities of ten (10) tons or more of metal junk; or ten (10) bales or more of rags or paper; or correspondingly large lots of any other junk at premises leased or purchased especially for the purpose of conducting such business. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-2: LICENSES REQUIRED:
   A person who has obtained and possesses a valid license from the County of Cook to be engaged in the business of a junk dealer shall be deemed to have satisfied the licensing requirement of this Chapter. No other person shall be engaged inn the business of a junk dealer without first obtaining a license therefor from the Supervisor as provided herein. (1992 Code)
2-1-3: APPLICATION FOR LICENSE:
   Application for a license under this Chapter shall be made in conformity with general requirements specified by the Supervisor, and shall include but shall not be limited to the following items:
   A.   Type of business.
   B.   Location of business.
   C.   Statement by applicant that he has not been convicted of receiving stolen property in violation of the laws of the State of Illinois; or if applicant is a corporation, a statement by an officer of the corporation that none of applicant's officers, stockholders or employees has been convicted of receiving stolen property in violation of the laws of the State of Illinois.
   The Supervisor shall direct the issuance of licenses only to such persons as shall produce satisfactory evidence of good character and responsible standing. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-4: LICENSE FEES:
   A.   Retail Junk Dealers: The annual fee for a retail junk dealer's license shall be as follows:
 
3,200 sq. ft. or less
$ 75.00
Over 3,200 sq. ft. but less than 6,400 sq. ft.
115.00
Over 6,400 sq. ft. but less than 9,600 sq. ft.
150.00
Over 9,600 sq. ft. but less than 12,800 sq. ft.
175.00
Over 12,000 sq. ft. but less than 16,000 sq. ft.
200.00
Over 16,000 sq. ft.
275.00
 
   Where the business is conducted upon more than one floor, the total square foot area shall be based upon the area of each floor.
   B.   Wholesale Junk Dealers: The annual fee for a wholesale junk dealer's license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
   C.   Junk Vehicles: A separate license shall be obtained for each junk wagon at an annual fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) each. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-5: CONDITIONS OF LICENSE:
   A.   License to be Displayed: The Town Clerk shall issue an appropriate insignia designating the type of license issued to applicant which shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the junk store or junk yard, or upon the junk wagon of any such junk dealer or junk peddler.
   B.   Hours of Operation: No junk dealer shall receive junk from any person between the hours of seven o'clock (7:00) P.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M., nor shall he sell, purchase or collect any junk in any public alley between the hours of five o'clock (5:00) P.M. and seven o'clock (7:00) A.M.
   C.   Purchase from Other Junk Dealers: No person licensed as a retail junk dealer shall be permitted under his retail junk dealer's license to purchase junk from another retail junk dealer.
   D.   Receipt of Junk, Holding Period:
      1.   Every wholesale junk dealer who is also a retail junk dealer shall keep all junk purchased in retail quantities separate and distinct from wholesale junk for a period of two (2) days during which time said retail junk shall be open to inspection of any member of the Township's law enforcing authorities, and no such junk shall be melted, vulcanized or otherwise changed in form or its identity destroyed within such time.
      2.   No junk dealer shall sell or dispose of any junk within two (2) days of the time of collecting, receiving or purchasing same, excepting, however, sales of a junk peddler to a retail junk dealer whose duty it shall be to hold such purchases for the two (2) days as herein provided.
   E.   Purchase from Minors: No junk dealer shall purchase any articles whatsoever from any minor without the written consent of his parent or guardian. The penalty for such violation shall be a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-6: LOCATION AND PREMISES REGULATIONS:
   A.   Location Restrictions: It shall be unlawful for any person:
      1.   To locate any junk store or junk yard within four hundred feet (400') of a church, hospital, public or parochial school measured by the shortest straight line between the junk store or junk yard and any such building.
      2.   To locate any junk store or junk yard in any block in which two-thirds (2/3) of the buildings on both sides of the street on such block are used exclusively for residence purposes or for wholesale or retail store purposes, without the written consents of a majority of the property owners according to frontage on both sides of the street, including buildings located upon the corner lots of said street regardless of where they front; provided however, that the word "block" means only that part of the street in question which lies between the two (2) nearest intersecting streets on either side of the street on which said junk store or junk yard is to be located.
      3.   To locate, conduct or operate any junk store or junk yard upon any street in the Town upon which is located a bus line.
   B.   Junk Yards to be Fenced: Every junk yard shall be entirely surrounded by a solid fence, eight feet (8') high, which is so constructed as to completely obscure the area enclosed and the materials stored therein. Such fence shall be located at least eight feet (8') from all public ways surrounding the property and none of said materials shall be piled nearer than six inches (6") to nor higher than such fence. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-7: JUNK VEHICLES:
   Each junk wagon shall be prominently marked with the name of the junk dealer using such junk wagon together with the street and number of his place of business. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-8: INSPECTIONS:
   The place of business and the junk wagons of all junk dealers shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of any member of the Township law enforcing authorities. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-9: REVOCATION OF LICENSE:
   The license of any person licensed as a junk dealer who is convicted of receiving stolen goods or property shall, upon conviction, be immediately revoked. (Ord., 1962)
2-1-10: PENALTIES:
   Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be fined not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense and every day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. (Ord., 1962; 1992 Code)