[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of North Andover. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 120.
The Selectmen may, for the purpose of controlling and abating noise, promulgate orders, not inconsistent with any governing statute, establishing the hours during which any holder of a common victualler's license may open his licensed premises to the public.
The Board of Selectmen may grant licenses to persons whose principal business is to prepare and sell food or beverage at retail who are not otherwise licensed as a common victualler. No person who is eligible for such a license shall conduct such business without being so licensed. This bylaw shall not require the Selectmen to grant said license if, in their opinion, the public good does not require it. For these purposes, in determining whether the public good is served, the Selectmen shall ascertain whether the travelling public will be inconvenienced in its use of the public ways and sidewalks, whether the business has sufficient parking, and whether the public safety is protected.
The Board of Selectmen shall establish an annual fee for such licenses.
The Board of Selectmen may adopt rules and regulations to govern the administration of the licensing process, and in doing so, may impose such terms and conditions upon granting such licenses as it may consider appropriate.
Any person conducting said principal business as of the day this bylaw takes effect may continue to do so for up to 90 days, by the end of which time said business shall be discontinued unless a license has by then been issued. In entertaining an application, the Selectmen shall apply the standards set forth in Subsection A insofar as is practicable, considering that the applicant has been operating prior to the Town enacting said bylaw.