[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North by Ord. No. IX. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 116.
No person shall hawk, peddle, vend, sell or offer for sale any merchandise or commodities, or give or offer to give in connection with such hawking, peddling, vending or sale by himself or any other person at that time or any other time in the streets and public places of the incorporated village of Port Washington North, or by going from house to house therein, any merchandise or commodities, nor shall any person except a person soliciting sales in interstate commerce for a foreign business firm whose only activity in New York State is such solicitation, solicit orders of goods, wares and merchandise or other commodities, nor shall any such hawker, peddler, salesman or solicitor leave samples or gifts of any goods, wares, merchandise or commodities, either in the streets or public places of said Village or by going from house to house therein without first having obtained permission therefor from the Village Clerk.
Said permission shall only be granted on application made in writing to said Clerk, setting forth the name and address of the applicant, his citizenship and the wares, goods, merchandise or commodities he proposes to deal in, the locality in which he proposes to deal, the business firm or other organization by whom he is employed or with whom he has contracted for the purposes of the activities for which he seeks a license, and whether such business firm or organization has been dissolved or enjoined or prohibited from engaging in the activities for which a license is sought by any court or governmental agency and setting forth any other matters required by the Clerk in the discharge of his duty hereunder, including matters relating to or properly affecting the applicant's fitness to conduct or his method of conducting said business.
If the Clerk shall find that the person so applying is a proper person to conduct said business and in addition that the business firm by which he is employed or with which he has contracted to perform the activities for which he seeks his license has not been dissolved or enjoined or prohibited by any competent court or governmental agency from engaging in the activities for which a license is sought, he shall grant a license permitting the applicant to carry on the business mentioned in said application, upon payment to the Village Clerk of the license fee of $25.
All licenses granted pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the last day of May next following the granting thereof, unless sooner suspended or revoked. All such licenses shall be revocable at any time by the Clerk, Mayor or Board of Trustees, with or without notice, for any cause for which such license might have originally been refused, whether or not such cause existed at the time of the issuance of such license.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction therefor, be punished by a fine of not more than $250 and/or 15 days' imprisonment for each and every offense; and, in addition thereto, such violation shall constitute and is hereby declared to be disorderly conduct, and any person violating the same shall be, and is hereby declared to be, a disorderly person and may be punished accordingly.