[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Town (now Township) of Irvington 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622 as Ch. 108 of the 1981 Revised Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or carry on the business of selling, at retail or wholesale, in the Town, cut flowers, shrubs, growing flowers, plants, potteries containing plants or flowers, flower stands or flower holders containing plants or flowers, Christmas wreaths or other types of wreaths, boughs, Christmas or other seasonal floral decorations, ruscus, twigs or sparkle bushes, without first having obtained from the Division of Licensing of the Town a license for that purpose.
Any person desiring a license required by the preceding section shall file an application with the Division of Licensing of the Town, on forms furnished by that Division, at least 30 days prior to the date it is sought to engage in or carry on the selling of the items listed in § 318-1. All applicants shall answer completely all questions contained on such application form.
It shall be the duty of the Division of Licensing to investigate all applicants for the license required by § 318-1 and to issue such license unless the investigation develops that the granting of such license would be inimical to the health, welfare, morals and safety of the residents of the Town.
[Amended 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622; 8-11-1987 by Ord. No. MC 2834; 12-12-1995 by Ord. No. MC 3027; 12-14-1999 by Ord. No. MC 3134; 8-14-2001 by Ord. No. MC 3176; 10-12-2005 by Ord. No. MC 3306; 12-29-2009 by Ord. No. MC 3413]
Before any license is issued pursuant to this chapter, the applicant therefor shall pay a fee for a florist's license or for a permit for the sale of Christmas trees in the amount of $217 initially and $76 annually thereafter. Such license shall expire on the first day of April after its issuance.
All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter may be renewed annually, subject in all things to the same conditions, provisions and charges as contained in and for the original license; provided that application for renewal is made not later than March 1 of the year in which the license expires.
Any license provided for by this chapter may be suspended or revoked by the Director having jurisdiction over the Division of Licensing if there are reasons for its revocation based upon violations of this chapter or if a continuance of the license would be inimical to the health, welfare, morals and safety of the residents of the Town; provided, however, that before any license may be revoked, a hearing shall be given to the licensee on two days' written notice sent to the licensee at the address stated in his application.
A license shall be required for the premises of each location where it is sought to engage in or where there is carried on the sale of the items listed in § 318-1.