[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 2-26-1959 as Ord. 8.1 of the 1959 Unified Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever in any ordinance it is provided that a license be obtained before engaging upon any act or in any specified business, trade or occupation; providing services for payment or hire for the convenience, comfort or entertainment of others; or for any other designated purpose, it shall be a violation hereof for any person to engage upon or undertake any activity or enterprise thus specified until a license has been issued to him in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and of any other applicable ordinance.
Except as otherwise specifically provided, every applicant for a license shall file with the Village Clerk a statement signed and sworn to by the applicant in person if an individual, by all partners if a partnership and by the president or duly authorized officer if a corporation, showing:
The name of the applicant.
His business address.
His home address, if he is a natural person.
If his age is 21 years or less and, if less, his precise age.
The precise purpose for which the license is sought.
The place within the village where the licensee will engage in the licensed activity or enterprise.
Whether or not the applicant or, in the case of a corporation, whether any officer or director thereof has been convicted of a crime or violation of any ordinance of the village and, if so, the nature of such offense and the penalty assessed therefor.
Satisfactory credentials from his principal, if the applicant is to act as an agent.
References or letters of recommendation by at least three reputable businessmen or property owners of the village such as will establish to the satisfaction of the Mayor the good character and business responsibility of the applicant.
Any other data necessary to meet the requirements of any ordinance by provisions of which the license sought is required.
Whenever, by the terms of any ordinance, a bond or other form of indemnity is required to protect the village or any person against loss because of the fault or default of a licensee, no license shall be issued until a bond or other form of indemnity in the full amount specified and in the form approved by the Village Attorney has been filed with the Village Clerk and the fact of its filing, the amount of its coverage and the date of its expiration has been noted on the license.
All licenses issued on an annual basis shall expire on the 31st day of May in each year. The precise date of expiration shall be clearly marked upon each temporary license.
All licenses shall be issued by the Mayor to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper, upon an evaluation of their qualifications, and upon compliance of the applicant with the provisions of this chapter or any other applicable ordinance. However, licenses for circuses, theaters or other exhibitions or performances; the keeping of billiard or pool rooms, bowling alleys, shooting galleries and other similar places of amusement for money or hire; or the giving of exhibitions, performances or entertainments at any place within the village; or the use of mechanically operated amusement devices shall be refused which, in the judgment of the Mayor, shall be likely to disturb the peace and order of the village or be immoral or improper.
Any applicant who has been refused a license by the Mayor may apply for its issuance to the Board of Trustees at a meeting thereof, and the same may be granted or refused by the Board.
Every license issued shall be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Village Clerk, who shall keep a record thereof and of the amount of fee to be paid therefor.
No license shall be effective until the fee therefor, as established by the Board of Trustees, shall have been paid to the Village Treasurer, who shall endorse his receipt of the fee upon each license which is presented to him, properly signed and countersigned and accompanied by the amount of the fee.
Any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance may be revoked by the Mayor, after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:
Fraud or false statement in the application for the license.
Fraud or false statement in connection with carrying out the business, activity or enterprise for which the license was issued.
Any violation of a term of this chapter or of any other ordinance under whose provisions the license was issued.
Conviction of the licensee of any crime.
Carrying out the licensed business, enterprise or activity in an unlawful manner or in such a way as to breach the peace or constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
Any transfer or assignment of the license to any person, except upon written consent of the Mayor, upon due application and upon the presentation of information concerning the proposed transferee's qualifications, similar to those furnished by the original applicant.
Unless specifically provided otherwise, any license duly issued may be renewed upon application by the licensee, accompanied by the appropriate fee and a continuance or renewal of the indemnity as provided in § 209-3 hereof.
Every person to whom a license or permit has been issued shall at all times have the same with him at the site or place when the business or act licensed is being performed and available for inspection by a police officer or any other authorized person.
[Amended 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
A duplicate of a lost or destroyed unexpired license or the insignia which accompanied it may be issued by the Village Clerk in lieu of the original upon the filing with him by the licensee of his affidavit or the affidavit of another having knowledge of the facts reasonably establishing the loss of and the inability to recover the license or insignia lost or destroyed and upon the payment to the Village Clerk of a fee as adopted by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Editor's Note: Such fee is on file and available for inspection in the office of the Village Clerk during regular office hours.