[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rockaway 5-26-1941 as § 252 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
Any persons buying, selling or dealing in the sale of junk, old rope, old iron, brass, copper, tin, lead, rubber, paper, rags, bagging or empty bottles shall be required to procure a license and each vehicle used in collecting such junk shall also be licensed, both as provided in Chapter 187, Licenses and Permits.
[Amended 12-10-2018 by L.L. No. 2-2018; 4-8-2019 by L.L. No. 3-2019]
Each junk man may employ not more than one assistant who need not be licensed, but each associate or employee of such junk man who shall individually operate a vehicle collecting junk shall be required to be licensed.
Each junk man shall have in his possession, at all times, while engaged in collecting junk, the original license required by this chapter for himself and for the vehicle he is operating, or if such junk man shall be furnished with a badge, such badge bearing his license number shall be conspicuously worn upon his person.
Vehicles licensed pursuant to this chapter shall have the vehicle license number plainly marked upon them.
No license shall be issued for a vehicle collecting junk that is not kept in good order and suitably painted, and no license shall be issued for any pushcart for the collection of junk, nor shall any license be issued to a junk man who uses a pushcart, nor shall any license authorize the use of a pushcart for this purpose.
No junk cart shall use a horn, bell or other soundmaking device to solicit trade upon the streets of the village.
The license of any junk dealer or vehicle used for collecting junk shall be subject to revocation for the use of soundmaking devices, the failure of the licensee to keep the vehicle in good repair and neatly painted, or upon evidence satisfactory to the Board, after hearing that the licensee has in any manner violated any regulations or ordinances of the village or has been guilty of dishonesty or short-weighting or has been convicted of a felony.
[Added 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.