Town of New Windsor, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of New Windsor as Chapter 4.04 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, corporation, company, firm, partnership or association shall engage in any kind of business for gain within the Town limits without first having obtained a license and paid the required license fee. Any such person, corporation, company, etc., desiring to obtain a license to engage in and conduct any business within the Town shall first make application therefor in writing, accompanied by the prescribed fee, to the Mayor and Council of New Windsor, for which shall be stated the lot and square number if the business is to be conducted in a building and the nature of the business so to be conducted.
No street vendor shall be permitted to sell any article or thing upon any street or public place within the Town, except at such places as may be designated by the Mayor and Council.
Every vehicle and every thing pertaining thereto used by a licensed vendor shall at all times be maintained in a clean and orderly condition, and no portion of the contents thereof shall be thrown, spilled or deposited upon the street or other public place.
Upon payment of the fees hereinafter provided, it shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to issue or cause to be issued a license to the applicant.
Every license issued for the conduct of any business shall designate the place of such business and the kind of business to be engaged in, and such license may be transferable by consent of the Mayor and Council.
Any and all premises or vehicles used by street vendors licensed hereunder for the conduct of business shall, from time to time, be inspected. If any insanitary condition is found to exist or other conditions injurious to the public health and morals are disclosed, the same shall be ordered to be immediately corrected, and if the order is not complied with, the license may be revoked by vote of the Mayor and Council and all payments made on the same forfeited to the Town of New Windsor.
Annual license fees for the year, beginning July 1 of each and every year, in the amount as hereinafter set forth shall be due and payable on or before July 1 of the current year. Any new business commencing after July 1 must obtain the required license prior to the starting of said business. All licenses acquired must be posted on the premises in a conspicuous place at all times.
No license for the operation of any type of business shall be issued unless all real estate taxes, personal property taxes or any other public dues, fees or assessments levied against said premises, by the Mayor and Council, wherein the business is to be conducted are paid to and including the calendar year immediately preceding the year for which the license is applied.
The Mayor and Council shall, from time to time, pass a resolution establishing the license fees to be paid by various business categories in the Town of New Windsor.
Every license shall be held to confer a personal privilege to transact the business specified therein and shall not be exercised except by the person, firm, company or corporation licensed or his, her or its duly authorized agents, executors or administrators.