[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Owego 12-1-1969 as Ch. 11, Art. III, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of buying, selling or dealing in junk, old automobile bodies, old automobile tires or other tires, old rope, brass, copper, tin, leather or other old metals or materials, old bottles, glass or tinware, old cloth or burlap bags, other recyclable materials or junk of any description whatsoever without first having obtained a license from the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
The annual fee for a junk dealer's license shall be as prescribed by the Board of Trustees.
All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be issued as of January 1 of each year and shall expire on December 31 of the same year.
No person doing business in buying, selling or dealing in junk, old automobile bodies, old automobiles or other tires, old rope, old iron, brass, copper, tin, leather or other old metals, old bottles, old glass, old tinware, old cloth or burlap bags, other recyclable materials or junk of any description whatsoever, shall conduct said business within the village unless the premises used in connection therewith shall be within an enclosed building or entirely surrounded by a closely built fence constructed of wood or other suitable material with no cracks or apertures of more than 1/4 of an inch. Such enclosure shall be built from the ground to a height of at least eight feet, and all gates and entrances shall be constructed of the same material as said fence and shall be of the same height and tightness and shall be kept closed when not in use. Such fence shall not be constructed within three feet of any public sidewalk.