Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 12-7-1970 as Ch. 10, Art. I, of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Fees — See Ch. 118.

§ 156-1
Issuance of licenses. 

§ 156-2
Payment of fees required. 

§ 156-3
Licenses to issue only to persons deemed fit and proper. 

§ 156-4
Refusal of license; application to Board of Trustees. 

§ 156-5
Contents of licenses generally. 

§ 156-6
Expiration of licenses. 

§ 156-7
Suspension and revocation of licenses. 

§ 156-8
Records of licenses. 

§ 156-9
Auctions and auctioneers. 

§ 156-10
Employment agencies. 

§ 156-11
(Reserved) 

§ 156-12
Junk dealers.  

§ 156-13
Special sales. 

§ 156-14
Outside retail sales.  

§ 156-15
Penalties for offenses.  

§ 156-1 Issuance of licenses.

Unless otherwise provided in this Code, the Village Clerk shall sign and issue all licenses required by the Village.

§ 156-2 Payment of fees required.

Any license issued by the Village shall not take effect until all fees required in connection with the granting of such license have been paid.

§ 156-3 Licenses to issue only to persons deemed fit and proper.

A license shall issue only to such person as shall be deemed a fit and proper person to conduct the trade, occupation or business for which such license is required.

§ 156-4 Refusal of license; application to Board of Trustees.

Any applicant who shall have been refused a license by the Village Clerk may apply to the Board of Trustees therefor at a meeting thereof, and the same may be granted or refused by the Board.

§ 156-5 Contents of licenses generally.

Unless otherwise provided in this Code, every license issued under the provisions of this Code shall specify the object and length of time for which such license is granted and when it shall expire, and it may also contain a restriction as to the time when or the place where the rights thereunder may be exercised.

§ 156-6 Expiration of licenses.

Unless provided elsewhere in this Code, all licenses shall expire on the 31st day of December of each year, except such licenses as may be granted only for a period of one or more days.

§ 156-7 Suspension and revocation of licenses.

The Mayor may suspend any license granted by the Village Clerk until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. The action of the Mayor in suspending a license must be reviewed at such meeting, and said Board may revoke said license or continue it in force and effect. In the event that the Board votes to revoke such license, it must hold a public hearing thereon, of which the licensee shall receive five days' notice, which notice shall specify the reasons which caused the Board to revoke the license, and said licensee shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to defend such license and may be represented by counsel of his own selection. Upon said license being suspended by the Mayor, the licensee shall be required to immediately surrender said license to the police, who shall retain the same until final action of the Board.

§ 156-8 Records of licenses.

The Village Clerk shall keep a record of all licenses issued, including the number and date of the license, the time and purpose for which such license is granted and the amount of fee paid therefor.

§ 156-9 Auctions and auctioneers.

A. 

License required. No person shall conduct auctions within the Village or engage in the occupation of auctioneering, either for a fee or gratuitously, without obtaining a license from the Village Clerk.

B. 

License fee. The fee for a license required pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 118, Fees, per day for each day the auction is conducted.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

§ 156-10 Employment agencies.

A. 

License required. No person shall conduct the business of an employment agency within the Village without obtaining a license therefor from the Village Clerk.

B. 

License fee. The fee for a license required pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 118, Fees.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

C. 

Police notification. Anyone receiving a license under this section should notify the Police Department, in writing, of the names and addresses of all agents, officers or employees operating in the Village.

Editor's Note: Original Sec. 10-11, which immediately followed this section and dealt with fortunetelling licenses, was repealed 6-18-1973.

§ 156-11 (Reserved)

Editor's Note: Former § 156-11, Hawkers and peddlers, as amended, was repealed 5-15-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002. See now Ch. 183, Peddlers and Solicitors.

§ 156-12 Junk dealers.

A. 

License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of buying or selling of material, which business is herein designated "junk business," and which person is herein designated "junk dealer," unless such junk dealer shall have complied with the provisions of this section and obtained a license so to do from the Village Clerk.

B. 

License fee. The fee for a license required pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 118, Fees.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

§ 156-13 Special sales.

A. 

Permit required. No person acting as principal or agent shall conduct a transient retail business within the Village for the sale of goods which shall be represented or advertised as a bankrupt stock or as assigned stock or as goods damaged by fire, water or otherwise or by any such licensed representative or device, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Village Clerk.

B. 

Permit fee. The fee for a permit required pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 118, Fees.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

C. 

Duration of permit; renewal. No person shall be issued a permit under this section for a shorter period than one month, and such permit shall be renewed monthly during the continuance of such business.

Editor's Note: Original Secs. 10-15, Live or mechanically reproduced music, 10-16, Expiration and termination of license, and 10-17, Applications and fee, all added 12-1-1975 by L.L. No. 8-1975, as amended, which immediately followed this section, were repealed 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995.

§ 156-14 Outside retail sales.

[Added 6-26-1990 by L.L. No. 11-1990]
A. 

No owner of any retail establishment located within the Village of Spring Valley shall offer any merchandise for sale outside said establishment without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Board of Trustees.

[Amended 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]

B. 

No permit shall be issued where such storage, display or sale creates any hazard or inconvenience to persons or vehicles lawfully or properly using said premises or sidewalk adjacent to said premises.

C. 

The owner, after the granting of said permit and as a part of the application for said permit, shall submit a certificate of insurance or letter from an insurance carrier evidencing such insurance coverage as the Board of Trustees may request and, in addition, shall submit an indemnification agreement holding the Village of Spring Valley, its officers, agents and/or employees harmless from any lawsuit or claim arising from the granting of said permit or from the operation of the sale of merchandise outside its premises, including any expense for legal counsel and disbursements so incurred in the defense of any lawsuit or claim.

D. 

A permit, once granted, shall be valid for the specific period so designated by the Board of Trustees for such sale. Additional applications within the same calendar year must be approved by the Board of Trustees, but no additional fee shall be charged.

[Amended 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]

E. 

The fee, payable in advance for the permit, shall be as set forth in Chapter 118, Fees.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]

§ 156-15 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $5,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both.