[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Southwick as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Junk Dealers and Solicitors
Article II Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealers
[Adopted STM 9-30-1974 by Art. 9 as Ch. V, Secs. 6 through 11, of the 1975 Bylaws]
No persons shall be dealers in or keepers of shops for the purchase or sale or barter of junk, old metals or secondhand articles or go about collecting the same in this town unless they are duly licensed by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 140 of the General Laws.
Each applicant shall be furnished a certificate indicating that he or she has registered and showing the dates covered by such registration.
Such registration certificate shall expressly require and be issued only upon the condition that each person who intends to solicit or canvass the Town after the hour of 5:00 p.m. shall, on every such day, inform the office of the Chief of Police of the streets or neighborhood in which the intended solicitation or canvassing is to occur.
Each person shall at all times while soliciting or canvassing in the Town carry upon his person the registration certificate, and the same shall be exhibited by such registrant whenever he is required to do so by any police officer or by any person solicited.
The provisions of the Article shall not apply to officers or employees of the Town, county, state or federal government, or any subdivision thereof, when on official business, nor to a person soliciting solely for religious, charitable or political purposes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in business as a canvasser or solicitor, calling at residences, without the previous consent of the occupant for the purpose of soliciting orders, sales, subscriptions or business of any kind, or seeking information or donations, without first having registered in the office of the Chief of Police.
The registrant shall give his complete identification, his signature, the name of his employer, the nature of the products or services in which he is interested, the names of the manufacturers of such products, or of the organization which he is representing, and the proposed method of operation in the Town.
Any such registration may be revoked by the Selectmen or the Chief of Police because of any violation by the registrant of this article or whenever the registrant shall cease to possess the qualifications and character required in this article for the original registration.
[Amended STM 11-21-1991 by Art. 20]
[Adopted STM 10-4-1990 by Art. 10]
[Amended ATM 5-20-2003 by Art. 22]
No person shall engage in the business of buying, selling, exchanging or assembling secondhand motor vehicles or parts thereof or allow any property under his control to be used as a place of sale or display of motor vehicles without securing a license from the Board of Selectmen under MGL c. 140, § 59.
The total number of Class 2 licenses currently issued under MGL c. 140, § 58 and § 59 and those licenses hereafter granted at any one time shall not in the aggregate exceed more than 17, except this section shall not apply to licensed premises lawfully in existence and lawfully used in accordance with MGL c. 140, § 58 and § 59.
[Amended ATM 5-15-2007 by Art. 30]
[Amended STM 11-21-1991 by Art. 28]
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by local police, Massachusetts Environmental Police and local officials appointed to enforce these regulations.