City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Common Council of City of North Tonawanda 4-17-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 27-1 Permit required.

No person, firm or association shall engage in the business of selling or storing trees commonly known and used as "Christmas trees" unless he obtains a permit therefor from the Mayor of the City, which permit shall be granted upon application setting forth the following facts:
A. 
The location of the proposed business or storage facility.
B. 
The area of the premises to be devoted to the use or uses herein described.
C. 
The name and address of the owner of the premises to be used for the purposes herein described.
D. 
The name and address of the person, firm or association conducting the business herein described.
   Such applicant shall certify to the aforesaid facts as being true under the penalty of perjury.

§ 27-2 Statements required of applicant.

Said permit shall contain the following statements:
A. 
The applicant agrees not to display any Christmas trees between the sidewalk and curb or to place them there at any time before or after the expiration of his permit; and further,
B. 
Agrees to remove all Christmas trees from the aforesaid premises at his own expense and at no expense to the city.
C. 
Agrees to provide off-street parking for one vehicle for every 500 square feet of display area. Where the licensed premises abut on a curbed street, the licensee shall provide temporary ramps necessary to cross over such curbs to the parking area. Such temporary ramps shall be removed from the street at the close of operation each day.
[Added 11-12-1968, amended 11-18-1968]

§ 27-3 Fees, bond, etc.

A. 
Fees. A fee shall be charged for the issuance of the permit described in § 27-1 of this ordinance at the rate of $1 per 2,000 square feet of area described in the application filed pursuant to Section § 27-1B of this ordinance.
B. 
Bond. A cash bond in the amount of $100 for up to 10,000 square feet of area described in the application filed pursuant to Section § 27-1B of this ordinance and in the additional sum of $10 for each 1,000 square feet of area in addition to 10,000 square feet shall be posted with the City Clerk for the purpose of assuring to the city that the premises for which the permit is issued pursuant hereto will be cleared of all trees and the remnants thereof on or before the fifth day of January following the issuance of the permit.
[Amended 1-20-1969]
   Upon the faithful performance of the terms hereof, said cash bond will be cancelled and the funds received thereby returned to the holder of the permit.

§ 27-4 Date of issuance of permit.

No permit shall be issued pursuant hereto prior to the first day of November of any calendar year, and any permit so issued shall expire on the fifth day of January next succeeding its issuance.

§ 27-5 Penalty.

Any person, firm or association violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable to a fine or penalty, not to exceed $500.

§ 27-6 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately.