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Borough of Red Lion, PA
York County
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[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm, or corporation, except that the definition shall not include any person working without compensation and selling goods, wares, or merchandise for the sole benefit of any nonprofit, charitable, civic, or service organization.
Includes the following:
(1) Engaging in peddling, selling, canvassing, soliciting, or taking orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares, or merchandise upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, or public grounds or from house to house within the Borough of Red Lion.
(2) Selling, soliciting, or taking orders for any goods, wares, or merchandise from a fixed location within the Borough on a temporary basis, which may include but not be limited to such activities conducted at the time of special occasions or celebrations, for seasonal purposes or for or in advance of particular yearly holidays.
In this Part, the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter; the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 12/14/1977, 12/14/1977; and by Ord. 9711-6, 11/12/1997, § 193-2]
No person shall act as a transient retail merchant in the Borough of Red Lion without first obtaining from the Borough office a license for which a fee, as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council, which shall be for the use of the Borough, shall be charged.
No license fee shall be charged under this section to farmers selling their own produce; for the sales of foods, wares, and merchandise donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose; or to any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat, and meat products or milk and milk products; but all persons exempted hereby from payment of the license fee shall be required to register with the Borough office and to obtain a license without fee. Any person dealing in one or more of the herein above-mentioned exempted categories and selling other goods, wares, or merchandise not so exempted shall be subject to the payment of the license fee fixed by this section for his activities in connection with the sale of goods, wares, and merchandise not in such exempted categories. Every license issued under the provisions of this Part shall be issued on an individual basis to persons engaged in such business; every such individual shall obtain a separate license issued to him in his name, and the license fee hereby imposed shall be applicable to every such individual license.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 9711-6, 11/12/1997, § 193-3]
Every person desiring a license under this Part shall first make application to the Borough office. If such person shall also be required to obtain a license from any state or county officer, he shall, when making such application, exhibit a valid license from such state or county officer. The applicant shall give his name and address; his previous criminal record, if any; the name of the person by whom he is employed; the type of goods, wares, and merchandise he wishes to deal with in such transient retail business; the length of time for which such license is to be issued; and the type and license number of the vehicle to be used, if any.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 9711-6, 11/12/1997, § 193-4]
Upon receipt of such application and the prescribed fee, the Borough office, if it shall find such application in order, shall issue the license required under this Part. Such license shall contain the information required to be given on the application therefor. Every license holder shall carry such license upon his person, if engaged in a transient retail business from house to house or upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, or public grounds, or shall display such license at the location where he shall engage in such business if doing so from a fixed location. He shall exhibit such license, upon request, to all police officers, Borough officials, and citizens and residents of the Borough.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975]
No transient retail merchant shall:
Sell any product or type or product not mentioned in his license.
Engage in such transient retail business before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. nor anytime on Sunday.
Use any loudspeaker or horn or any other device for announcing his presence by which the public may be annoyed.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 868-24, 8/13/1986; by Ord. 9111-13, 11/13/1991; and by Ord. 2004-03-02, 3/16/2004]
The Mayor, Borough Manager, or Codes Enforcement Officer is authorized to suspend or revoke any license granted under this Part when he deems the suspension or revocation, as the case may be, to be beneficial to the public health, safety, or morals or for violation of any provision of this Part or for giving false information upon any application made to the Borough under this Part. In the event that a person's license is suspended or revoked, all other licenses issued to persons soliciting or selling on behalf of that person or that person's employer or sponsoring person, firm, or corporation may also be revoked by the Mayor, Borough Manager, or Codes Enforcement officer if they believe such action is in the best interest of the public. Appeal from any suspension or revocation may be made to the Borough Council at any time within 10 days after the suspension or revocation. No part of a license fee shall be refunded to any person whose license is suspended or revoked.
[Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 9711-6, 11/12/1997, § 193-7; and by Ord. 2009-09-02, 9/14/2009]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.