[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 4-4-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977 (Ch. 97 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 109.
The Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is in the community interest to regulate the conduct of sales of personal property upon residential premises. It is the intention and purpose of this chapter to impose such regulations to prohibit the intrusion of commercial activities in residential areas and to regulate the conduct of such personal property sales to protect the character of the community and minimize traffic, noise and other disruptions or disturbances.
No person shall hold or conduct or cause to be conducted, on any residential premises within the Village of Great Neck Estates, any sale of personal property (including but not limited to garage sales, basement sales, porch sales, yard sales or tag sales) or resale of used household clothing or other personal property owned by the seller or by another person residing at the same premises as the seller, without first obtaining a permit therefor.
[Amended 3-10-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Application for a permit shall be made to the Village Clerk at least seven days prior to the scheduled date of sale, on a form to be supplied by the Village Clerk, and each application shall be accompanied by payment of a fee established by resolution of the Board of Trustees. No application may include more than one sale date, and a separate application and fee shall be required for each calendar day upon which a sale regulated by this chapter is to be conducted.
No permit shall be issued for a sale or sales extending beyond a period of two consecutive days, and not more than two permits shall be issued for any residential premises in one calendar year. No sale shall begin prior to 10:00 a.m. or continue after 4:00 p.m. on any day.
No permit for a sale regulated by this chapter shall be issued except by the Mayor, upon a proper and sufficient showing by the applicant and a determination by the Mayor that proper safety and environmental precautions have been or will be taken to protect the public and that proper precautions have been taken to minimize traffic congestion.
A police officer of the Village, or any other person designated by the Village, shall have the authority and right of entry to any premises where a sale regulated by this chapter is being conducted, for the purposes of inspection for a permit, and such person may direct the immediate closing of such sale upon a determination that the sale is being conducted in violation of this chapter or that the public safety and welfare is being imperiled thereby.
A permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be prominently and conspicuously displayed at the premises at all times during such sale and shall be exhibited to any person upon request.