Borough of Bonneauville, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bonneauville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sales — See Ch. 177.
[Adopted 6-25-1963 by Ord. No. 8 (Ch. 13, Part 1, of the 1994 Code)]
Within this chapter, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter; and, the following words will have the meanings indicated:
PEDDLER
Any person who shall engage in peddling, as hereinafter defined.
PEDDLING
Engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting or taking orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares or merchandise, upon any of the streets or sidewalks or from house to house within the Borough of Bonneauville; provided the word peddling shall not apply to:
A. 
Farmers selling their own produce.
B. 
The sale of goods, wares and merchandise, donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose.
C. 
Any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products, or milk or milk products.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
No person shall engage in peddling within the Borough of Bonneauville without first having taken out a license as herein provided.
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in the Borough of Bonneauville shall first make application to the Borough Secretary for a license. If such person shall also be required to obtain a license from any county officer, he shall, when making such application, exhibit a valid county license. Upon such application, such person shall give his name and address; his previous criminal record, if any; the name of the person for whom he works, if any; the type of goods, wares and merchandise he wishes to peddle; the length of time for which he wishes to be licensed; the type of vehicle he uses, if any; and the number of helpers he has, provided where a person makes application for himself and one or more helpers, all applicable personal information specified above shall be given for each helper, and an individual license shall be required for each helper. No license issued under this chapter shall be transferable from one person to another.
[Amended 4-19-1994 by Ord. No. 69]
No license shall be issued under this chapter until the applicable fee, as established by resolution of Borough Council, shall have been paid to the Secretary for the use of the Borough.
Upon making application therefor and paying the fee required by this chapter, a license shall be issued to every peddler. Such license shall contain the information required to be given in the application therefor. Every peddler shall, at all times when engaged in peddling within the Borough, carry such license upon his person, and shall exhibit such license, upon request, to any police officer, Borough official or citizen. No person shall engage in peddling any product not mentioned upon such license.
No person shall engage in peddling within the Borough at any time on Sunday, or upon any other day of the week before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
No peddler shall hawk or cry his wares upon any of the streets or sidewalks in the Borough, nor shall any peddler use any loud speaker or horn or any other device for announcing his presence by which the public is annoyed, except that a bell of reasonable loudness or other similar device may be used.
No peddler shall park any vehicle upon any of the streets or alleys of the Borough to sort, rearrange or clean any of his goods, wares or merchandise; nor may any peddler place or deposit any refuse upon any of such streets or alleys; nor may any peddler maintain or keep a street or curbstone market by parking any vehicle upon any street for longer than necessary in order to sell therefrom to persons residing in the immediate vicinity.
No person shall occupy any fixed location upon any of the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the Borough for the purpose of peddling, with or without any stand or counter.
The Mayor shall have authority to suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter when he deems such suspension or revocation to be beneficial to the public health, safety or morals, or for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or for giving false or incomplete information upon any application for a license hereunder. Provided, no portion of a license fee shall be refunded in the case of a suspension or revocation of a license. Provided further, any person whose license shall have been revoked may appeal from such revocation to the Borough Council, which may either sustain such revocation or reverse the same and direct that the license be restored to the person; in either event the decision of the Council shall be final.
[Amended 4-19-1994 by Ord. No. 69]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 and costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.