[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Goshen 7-28-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
- FLEA MARKET
- A sale of items of tangible personal property, wherein, on one location, there are multiple vendors who have paid a fee for the privilege of occupying the space allotted to each such vendor for the purpose of displaying and selling items of tangible personal property.
- A license issued by the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk, in the manner prescribed by this chapter, for the operation of a flea market.
- SELLING AREA
- The total space area utilized, indoors or outdoors, for the purpose of displaying and selling items of tangible personal property; same to include aisles, common areas, kitchen or cooking facilities and rest room facilities, but to exclude designated parking areas, provided that said designated parking areas are not utilized for the display or sale of items of tangible personal property.
- The Town of Goshen.
[Amended 2-23-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
Flea markets shall be permitted as conditional uses upon approval by the Planning Board of the Town of Goshen in accordance with Article XXI of Chapter 97 of the Code of the Town of Goshen, entitled “Zoning,” in the following designated zoning district: Highway Commercial (HC).
No person, company, firm or corporation may conduct and/or operate a flea market as hereinabove defined, without first obtaining a license and having paid the license fee hereinafter prescribed.
The payment of the license fee and license fee provisions of §§ 98-5 and 98-6 below shall not apply to a bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational or cultural organization organized not for profit and being able to establish that it is such type of not-for-profit organization. In all other respects, this chapter shall apply to bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational or cultural organizations.
An application for a license shall contain the following information:
Name and address of applicant.
Street address of the location of the flea market.
Description of the type or types of articles and merchandise to be sold or bartered.
The signature of the applicant or his or her duly authorized agent.
Such other information as the Town may, from time to time, reasonably require.
The applicant shall file the aforementioned information with the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk.
Upon receipt of the application as set forth in § 98-4 hereof, compliance with the provisions of Article XXI of Chapter 97 of the Code of the Town of Goshen, entitled "Zoning," and upon receipt of the license fee as set forth in § 98-6 hereof, the Town Clerk shall issue a license to the applicant. Said license shall be signed by the Town Clerk or such other authorized licensing officer and shall indicate the name and address of the licensee, the kind of goods to be merchandised thereunder, the amount of fee paid, the license number, the date of issuance and the date of expiration; any such license granted pursuant to this chapter to expire one year subsequent to issuance date.
The license fee shall be in the sum of $100, plus the sum of $5 per 100 square feet of selling area utilized or proposed to be utilized in the operation of the flea market.
The hours of operation of a flea market shall be limited to two consecutive calendar days, including Sundays, and shall be conducted only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
[Amended 2-23-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009]
The land area requirements applicable to flea markets shall be those as set forth in the Code of the Town of Goshen, Chapter 97 thereof, applicable to the Highway Commercial (HC) District.
No license issued under the provisions of this chapter may be transferred from one person, company, firm or corporation to another. The designated licensee shall be the only person, company, firm or corporation authorized to engage in such business thereunder.
Any person, company, firm or corporation or agent thereof violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $250.
Each and every day that any such violation continues after notification that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Such notice shall be written by the Building Inspector and shall be served by mail or personal service.
In addition to the aforementioned penalties and punishment, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.
The enforcement of this chapter shall be the responsibility of the Building Inspector of the Town of Goshen.