Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 5-22-1967 as Art. I of Ch. 12 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Auctions and auctioneers — See Ch. 78.
Dirt carts — See Ch. 110.
Gasoline stations — See Ch. 178.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 192.
Pawnbrokers — Ch. 234.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 240.
Christmas tree sales — See Ch. 268, Art. II.
Close-out sales — See Ch. 268, Art. III.
Fees — See Ch. A350.
[Amended 1-7-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
In addition to the businesses, trades, occupations and activities required to be licensed by statute or by local laws and ordinances of the Village, the following activities shall be licensed as provided in this chapter:
Auctions and auctioneers.
Barbershops and beauty parlors.
Canvassers and solicitors.
Christmas tree sales.
Closing-out and similar sales.
Dirt carts.
Filling stations and garages.
Hawkers, peddlers and itinerant vendors.
Junk dealers.
Massage parlors.
[Added 3-25-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013]
Nail salons.
[Added 3-25-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013]
[Added 3-25-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013]
For each activity for which a license is required by the Village or by any other municipal entity, no person shall perform such activity unless they have the required license or where permitted to perform such activity under the license of another.
No person shall be licensed nor shall any existing license be renewed under this chapter unless the applicant is a citizen of the United States or one who has regularly declared his intention to become a citizen. The Board of Trustees shall refuse to renew or issue a license to any person who, having declared his intention of becoming a citizen, fails to acquire citizenship within six months after the right to do so accrues, fails to furnish proof from the Naturalization Bureau that he filed a petition for naturalization within six months after his right to do so accrued and who cannot show to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees that he is exercising due diligence toward the consummation of his citizenship.
Generally. The Board of Trustees, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, shall authorize all licenses, which shall be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Village Clerk, who shall keep a record thereof, including the number and date of the license, the time and purpose for which it is granted and the amount of the fee to be paid therefor. Upon presentation of such license to the Clerk of the Village, so signed and countersigned, and the payment to the Clerk of the fees therein specified, the Clerk shall endorse thereon his receipt for the license fee, showing that such fee is paid therefor.
Effective date. A license shall not take effect until the receipt of the Clerk shall have been endorsed thereon, showing that the fee has been paid therefor.
Restrictions upon issuance. A license shall be issued only to such person as the Board of Trustees, except as herein provided, shall deem to be a fit and proper person to conduct the trade, occupation or business for which such license is required.
A license may be refused for any trade or occupation specified in Subdivisions 3 and 4 of § 91 of the Village Law[1] which shall, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, be carried on or is intended to be carried on in any building or place which is not provided with a suitable and safe means of ingress and egress in case of panic or fire, or which shall, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, be likely to be immoral, improper or disturb the peace and order of the Village or violate any provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.[2]
Editor's Note: Section 91 of the former Village Law was repealed by L. 1972, c. 892, which recodified the Village Law.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 345, Zoning.
The Board of Trustees of the Village may suspend any license granted hereunder until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees and thereupon such license may be continued or may be revoked by the Board of Trustees for cause shown, after three days' notice to the licensee and a hearing thereon.
Every license hereunder shall specify the object and length of time for which it is granted and when it shall expire.
All licenses granted as provided in this chapter shall commence on June 1 and shall expire on May 31 the following year.
Licenses required by this chapter may be granted, in the discretion of the Board of Trustees, for any period less than one year upon the payment of a pro rata amount of the license fee prescribed, provided that such pro rata amount shall be not less than 1/2 the annual fee, and provided, further, that the provisions of this section shall apply only to those licenses customarily issued upon an annual basis.
Editor's Note: See Ch. A350, Fees.
Use of words, letters and numbers. All words, letters and numbers prescribed for licensed vehicles shall be shown permanently and conspicuously on the outside thereof in colors contrasting with the background and not less than two inches high, as directed or approved by the Board of Trustees, and shall be kept legible and plainly visible at all times during the term of the license and shall be obliterated or erased upon change of ownership or expiration of the license.
Misuse of words, letters or numbers. No person shall have or use any vehicle with words, letters or numbers thereon like those prescribed for licensed vehicles without being duly licensed therefor.