Village of Roslyn Harbor, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Roslyn Harbor 1-3-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Advertising — See Ch. 84.
Special events and sales — See Ch. 221.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or his or its agents or representatives to:
(1) 
Hawk, vend, peddle or solicit orders for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities in the streets, offices of business buildings, or in public places of the Village without a license issued pursuant to this chapter.
(2) 
Hawk, vend, peddle or solicit orders for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities by going from house to house upon private property within the Village.
(3) 
Employ any trick or device or by any false or misleading statement or representation to obtain or attempt to obtain admission to the house, garage or stable of any person or corporation in the Village or obtain or attempt to obtain the consent or permission of the owner or occupant of any premises, house, garage or stable within the Village to enter in or upon the same for the purpose of selling or offering for sale or soliciting orders for the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise or for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions for any book, publication, paper, magazine or periodical or for the purpose of seeking employment or for the purpose of soliciting orders for work, labor or services to be performed within or without the Village.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit employment or work or services to be performed by going from house to house upon private property within the Village.
A. 
Application to hawk, vend, peddle or solicit orders for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities as provided for in this chapter shall be in writing and addressed to the Mayor of the Village and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name, address and purpose of the application for which the license is sought.
(2) 
Names and addresses of the person, organization, society, association, company or corporation seeking such permission.
(3) 
Whether or not any commissions, fees, wages, or emoluments are to be expended in connection with such activity.
(4) 
The dates upon which the hawking, vending, peddling or soliciting of orders for the purchase or sale of goods or wares, merchandise or other commodities will be conducted.
(5) 
Such other information as the Board of Trustees may require.
B. 
All applications must be accompanied by a processing fee as provided in Chapter 125, Fees and Deposits, payable to the Clerk, Village of Roslyn Harbor.
C. 
Upon receiving such application, the Mayor shall present the same to the Board of Trustees at its next regular meeting. The Board of Trustees shall approve the application of all bona fide applicants who have complied with the above provisions.
Any license approval granted by the Board of Trustees is subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
All hawking, vending, peddling or soliciting orders for the purchase or sale of goods or wares, merchandise or other commodities must be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, only.
B. 
Any license issued under the terms of this chapter shall be good for a period of 10 days.
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or his or its agents or representatives to proselytize, canvass or distribute handbills, pamphlets or other written material or to solicit donations or contributions of money or property or financial assistance of any kind upon the streets, in the offices of business buildings, upon private property, by house to house canvass, or in public places in the Village without a license previously issued pursuant to this section or to enter upon the premises of any Village resident who has noted objection to such entry and whose address has been provided to such person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or his or its agents or representatives pursuant to § 187-6 of this chapter.
A. 
Application for a license as provided for in this section shall be in writing and addressed to the Mayor of the Village and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name, address and purpose of the cause for which the license is sought.
(2) 
Names and addresses of the officers and directors of the organization, firm, society, association, company or corporation seeking such license.
(3) 
Time for which permission is sought and localities and places of activity.
(4) 
Legal and tax status of any organization, firm, society, association, company or corporation so applying.
(5) 
Whether or not any commissions, fees, wages, or emoluments are to be expended in connection with such activity.
(6) 
Such other information as the Board of Trustees may require.
B. 
All applications must be accompanied by a processing fee as provided in Chapter 125, Fees and Deposits, payable to the Clerk, Village of Roslyn Harbor.
C. 
Upon receiving such application, the Mayor shall present the same to the Board of Trustees at its next regular meeting. The Board of Trustees shall approve the application of all bona fide applicants who have complied with the above provisions.
D. 
Any license approval granted by the Board of Trustees is subject to the following restrictions:
(1) 
All activity must be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 30 minutes before sunset as reported by the United States Weather Bureau for that day, Monday through Friday. Recognizing that most religious services observing the Sabbath occur during the morning hours and before 1:00 p.m., all activity on Saturday and Sunday shall be conducted between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and the earlier of 5:00 p.m. and 30 minutes before sunset as reported by the United States Weather Bureau for the respective days.
[Amended 7-9-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
(2) 
Any organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this section shall not have more than six individuals engaged in the activity at any one time.
(3) 
The license granted hereunder shall be effective for no more than 10 days.
(4) 
All persons conducting any activity on behalf of any organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this section shall, at all times during such period, carry an identification card issued by the organization, society, association, company of corporation licensed to conduct the activity. Each identification card shall plainly show the name of the person conducting the activity, his or her photograph, and the name of the person, organization, society, association, company or corporation on whose behalf such activity is being conducted.
(5) 
All persons conducting any activity on behalf of any organization, society, association, company or corporation shall not enter upon the premises of those residents of the Village who have expressed a desire in writing not to be visited, canvassed, proselytized or solicited by such persons, organizations, societies, associations, companies or corporations and whose addresses have been provided pursuant to § 187-6 hereof.
Any and all licenses which may be granted by the Board of Trustees pursuant to any part of this chapter may, for cause, be suspended by the Mayor and may be revoked by the Board of Trustees after notice and hearing for any of the following causes:
A. 
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for the license.
B. 
Violation of any of the restrictions imposed on the issuance of such license on the conduct of any activity so licensed.
The Village shall maintain a list of residents within the Village who have expressed a desire not to be visited by any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or his or its agents or representatives for the purpose of proselytizing, canvassing or distributing handbills, pamphlets or other written material or soliciting donations or contributions of money or property or financial assistance of any kind. Upon the issuance of any license hereunder, any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation shall be provided with a copy of the list of the Village residents who have expressed a desire in writing not to have any such person, organization, society, association, company or corporation, or his or its agents or representatives, enter upon their property. Every organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this chapter shall agree not to visit the premises so enumerated in the list provided to it by the Village.
Any organization, society, association, company or corporation or individual who or which commits, takes part, or assists in any violation of this chapter shall, for each and every violation, for each and every day that such violation continues, be subjected to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article I of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 9-15-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987]
This chapter shall not apply to any person, corporation, firm or entity, or to the agents of such, who or which has been granted a franchise by the Village, provided that any solicitation performed by or on behalf of such franchise is directly related to the subject of the franchise granted to such franchisee in the agreement between the franchisee and the Village.