Village of Flower Hill, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill 1-6-1976 as Ch. 45 of the 1976 Code; amended in its entirety 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Auctions — See Ch. 74.
Exhibitions and shows — See Ch. 114.
Trees, shrubs, brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 219.
Zoning — See Ch. 240.
Fees — See Ch. A243.

§ 147-1 License required; issuance; penalty.

License required. No person shall, within the Village of Flower Hill, pursue or exercise any trade or occupation hereinafter set forth or conduct or maintain any business, place or thing hereinafter mentioned or do any act or thing herein specified without first obtaining a license therefor.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, Penalties for offenses, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 11-6-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000. See now § 147-6.
Issuance, revocation. All licenses granted pursuant to any section of this chapter shall be issued by the Mayor only to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper, and no license shall be granted which shall, in the judgment of the Mayor, and not inconsistent with existing law, be likely to be prejudicial to the preservation of peace and good order, to the safety and health of the inhabitants of the Village, the protection of their property, the suppression of vice or the benefit of trade or to be a nuisance or be in violation of any federal, state or other law, ordinance or regulations. The provisions, requirements and restrictions hereinafter provided shall be in addition to all other requirements set forth in any other ordinance or regulation of this Village or of any federal, state or other law. The Mayor shall have the authority and retain the right to cancel and revoke any licenses granted by him prior to the expiration thereof, with or without notice, for any cause for which such license might have been refused originally, and to refund such portion of the license fee as may be suitable and proper.
Reapplication. Any applicant who has been refused a license by the Mayor or whose license has been revoked or cancelled by the Mayor may apply to the Board of Trustees at a regular meeting of the same, which Board of Trustees may grant, refuse or reinstate said license.
Fees. Every license issued by the Mayor shall be countersigned by the Clerk or Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Flower Hill who shall keep a record thereof and of the amount of the fee paid therefor. Said Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer shall collect the fees for all licenses granted and shall pay the same to the Village Treasurer or Village Clerk-Treasurer to be applied to the general fund of the Village.[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A243, Fees, Charges and Deposits.
Term. All licenses granted herein shall be for a period of one year or less and shall expire on the 31st day of March following the granting of such licenses unless otherwise specifically provided and must be renewed on or before the date of expiration. Any license for a period of less than a year shall be at the same fee as required for a full year's license unless otherwise specifically provided.

§ 147-2 Peddling, soliciting and commercial circularization.

[Amended 11-6-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000; 4-3-2006 by L.L. No. 2-2006]
Peddling and soliciting. No person shall hawk, peddle, sell or dispose of any goods, wares or merchandise, nor engage in the business of hawking or peddling any goods, wares or merchandise, of any description from any wagon, cart, car, pack or bottle, booth or stand in any street or public place in the Village of Flower Hill, nor shall any person canvass or solicit orders nor solicit trade or business of any nature whatsoever for the purchase or sale of books, periodicals, magazines or articles of merchandise within said Village. Nothing herein contained shall apply to the retail sale of ice cream from approved vending vehicles for consumer consumption.
Commercial circularization.
No person shall circularize nor place upon the driveway, or upon any other portion of a residential property within the Village, any commercial newspaper or flyer, nor any promotional or advertising periodical, without first registering with the Village and securing a license therefor as provided in this chapter.
Where the resident of any such property shall have requested that unsolicited print or other written materials not be delivered to his or her premises, no person shall deliver, circularize nor place any commercial newspaper or flyer, nor any promotional or advertising periodical, upon any portion of such resident's property.
The Village Clerk shall maintain a list of the addresses of Village residents who have requested that unsolicited print or other written materials not be delivered to, circularized at, nor placed upon their premises, and any person desiring to deliver, circularize, or distribute such materials within the Village shall secure a copy of such list and shall exclude the residences therein set forth from its circularization, distribution, and deliveries.

§ 147-3 Restaurants, hotels, inns, etc.

No person shall engage in the business of conducting a restaurant, hotel or inn, or sell soft drinks, refreshments and beverages of any kind in the Village of Flower Hill without first obtaining a license therefor from the Mayor of the Village.
The license fee for conducting a restaurant, hotel, inn, lunch counter or similar establishment or for selling soft drinks, refreshments or beverages of any kind is hereby fixed in the sum set forth in Chapter A243, Fees, Charges and Deposits.

§ 147-4 Landscaping and tree-removal businesses.

[Amended 6-4-2001 by L.L. No. 6-2001]
All landscaping and/or tree-removal businesses shall be required to be licensed annually by the Village, and to display a sticker to be issued by the Village upon the payment of the annual licensing fees upon each and every motor vehicle used within the Village. The fees for said licenses shall be as set forth in Chapter A243, Fees, Charges and Deposits.
The failure to display a current sticker on a motor vehicle operated by a landscaping and/or tree-removal business within the Village shall be a violation of this chapter.

§ 147-5 Security services.

[Added 10-4-2004 by L.L. No. 19-2004[1]
A "security service" is a company or individual who, for a fee or otherwise, by foot, motor vehicle or otherwise, provides personnel who monitor, patrol and report in an attempt to keep private property safe from intrusion, vandalism, hazards, trespass and other violations or crimes of a like kind by unauthorized persons. A central station alarm company shall not be deemed a security service within the meaning of this provision.
All security services are required to be licensed by the Village. The fee for said license shall be as set forth in Chapter A243, Fees, Charges and Deposits.
A schedule shall be deposited by the security service with the Village setting forth the routes and times that the service shall be in operation in the Village, together with the name, address and telephone number of each and every person who shall engage in rendering the service in the Village, either on foot or by motor vehicle, together with a certified copy of the record of conviction of any crime previously committed by such person.
If motor vehicles are used by the security service, the make, model, license plate number and a description of each and every vehicle employed by the service in the Village shall be provided to the Village.
The name, address and telephone number of the owner, tenant or person in possession of each and every home serviced by the security service shall be provided to the Village.
Each and every owner, tenant and person in possession who shall have contracted or otherwise engaged a security service shall be responsible for compliance with this section.
Every security service shall deposit with the Village such documentation as will certify that the service is licensed by the State of New York, together with satisfactory proof that the service is fully bonded.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the redesignation of former § 147-5, Penalties for offenses, as § 147-6.

§ 147-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 11 6 2000 by L.L. No. 3 2000]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, of the Code of the Village of Flower Hill.
In addition to any other penalty provided by this chapter or under this Code, any license issued hereunder shall be subject to forfeiture or suspension for the commission of an offense against a provision of this chapter.