Town of Lexington, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Lexington 4-3-1967 by Art. 83 as Art. XXVI of the 1967 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person for hire or remuneration shall hold himself out or act as a guide with reference to the historical places and buildings in this Town without first obtaining a permit in writing therefor from the Board of Selectmen. The charge for such permit shall be fixed by the Board of Selectmen and the permit may be revoked at any time for cause satisfactory to said Board.
[Amended 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
Any person engaged as a hawker, peddler, or door-to-door salesman in the Town shall register with and obtain a permit for the same from the Chief of Police upon such terms and conditions and with such appropriate charge to be made therefor as the Selectmen may determine.
[Amended 3-30-2015 ATM by Art. 37]
No person shall sing, play or perform on any musical instrument in any street or public place and solicit or receive any compensation or contribution therefor from bystanders or the public without first having obtained a license therefor from the Town Manager.
Except as otherwise provided by law the Selectmen may grant licenses to owners of vehicles upon such rules and regulations as said Board may deem proper, not inconsistent with these by-laws, to use such vehicles for the conveyance of persons or property for hire, and may designate stands and locations upon the streets of the Town where such vehicles may stand or wait for employment.
Every such license shall be granted to expire on the first day of May next ensuing after the date of its issue and it may be revoked at any time for cause satisfactory to said Board. Each license may cover one or more vehicles belonging to the same owner, shall bear upon its face the date of its issue, the date of its expiration, the name and address of the owner of the vehicle or vehicles to whom the license is issued, and a description of each vehicle so licensed sufficient for its identification. A separate number shall be designated for each vehicle so licensed and the owner shall before using such vehicle for hire have such number plainly marked upon each side thereof, excepting only in the case of motor vehicles duly registered under the laws of this Commonwealth, and in such cases the license issued hereunder shall contain the registration number of such motor vehicle. The fee for each license shall be fixed by the Board of Selectmen for each vehicle covered thereby and no license shall be transferred except with the approval of the Board of Selectmen duly endorsed thereon.
No person shall hold himself out as the owner, driver or operator of any vehicle used for the purposes mentioned in this article, unless such vehicle is duly licensed as provided in the two preceding subsections.
The Selectmen may license suitable persons to be dealers in and keepers of shops for the purchase, sale or barter of junk, old metals or second-hand articles and may make such additional rules, regulations and restrictions as they deem proper, not inconsistent with the provisions of law or of these by-laws.
The Board of Selectmen may license suitable persons to be junk collectors, to collect from place to place in this Town, by purchase or otherwise, any of the articles mentioned in Subsection A.
Editor's Note: Former § 76-6, Storage of gasoline, added 3-30-1977 ATM by Art. 58, as amended 4-23-1990 ATM by Art. 50, was repealed 4-8-2002 ATM Art. 27.
[Added 4-23-1990 ATM by Art. 49]
The appropriate licensing and permit-granting authorities of the Town may deny any application for, or revoke or suspend any local license or permit, including renewals and transfers issued by the Board of Selectmen, or any Town officer, committee or board for any person, corporation or business enterprise who has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments, or any other municipal charges. The procedure for denying application for, revoking or suspending such local license or permit shall be as set forth in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 57, as amended. The Collector of Taxes shall charge a fee determined annually for certifying that the person, corporation or business enterprise in question is in good standing with respect to all local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments, or other municipal charges.
[Added 3-31-1975 ATM by Art. 63]
No business, engaged in the retail sale of food, which is not otherwise licensed by the Board of Selectmen, shall sell at retail between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.