[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay 5-6-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980. Section 151-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay finds and declares that it has been the custom and practice within the Town of Oyster Bay to annually observe Memorial Day, to honor all deceased war veterans and all the men and women who were killed in the defense of the United States of America in wartime and to traditionally mark said Memorial Day by parades and memorial exercises and the decoration of monuments and graves; and that said parades, exercises and decorating in commemoration of said dead have been traditionally conducted within the Town of Oyster Bay between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
All trades, manufacturers or mechanical employments upon Memorial Day of each year are hereby prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., prevailing time, except that when the same are works of necessity, they may be performed on that day in their usual and orderly manner, so as not to interfere with the observance of said day.
All manner of public selling or offering for sale of any property upon Memorial Day of each year is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., prevailing time, except as follows:
Articles of food may be sold, served, supplied and delivered at any time before 10:00 a.m., prevailing time.
Meals may be sold to be eaten on the premises where sold at any time of the day.
Caterers may serve meals to their patrons at any time of the day.
Prepared tobacco, bread, milk, eggs, ice, soda water, fruit, flowers, confectionery, souvenirs, newspapers, gasoline, oil, tires, drugs, medicines and surgical instruments may be sold and may be delivered at any time of the day.
Grocers, delicatessen dealers and bakeries may sell, supply, serve and deliver cooked and prepared foods, and roadside stands selling fresh vegetables and other farm produce and fishing tackles and bait stores may sell, supply, serve and deliver merchandise usually sold by them at any time of the day.
For the purpose of this chapter, the observance of Memorial Day shall be upon such day as may be set aside for said observance by § 24 of the New York General Construction Law as amended.
Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation and the violator shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250, or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.