[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Windsor 5-3-2000 by L.L. No. 2-2000 (Ch. 26 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation, including not-for-profit, may solicit door-to-door donations for any cause, peddle or offer for sale via foot or vehicle any household items, magazines, photographs, furniture, sundry items, kiddie rides, pony rides, toys, wearing apparel, household items and implements, pots, pans, food, ice cream products, home improvements, driveway paving, driveway repairs or any other item or service without first having secured a license from the Town Clerk.
The Town Board shall, upon application by an applicant for a license, review or pass upon the issuance of any such license. The Town Clerk shall issue the license, which shall be valid for a period of six months. The Town Clerk shall require as a fee such sum as the Town Board shall determine in the Schedule of Fees.
This chapter shall not apply to farmers who sell fruits, vegetables or eggs that were grown on their farms or to social, political, charitable or nonprofit groups that are local in nature and maintain their primary headquarters within the Town of New Windsor.
No minors under the age of 18 years of age shall be engaged in soliciting or peddling in the Town of New Windsor.
Any person, firm or corporation employing or supervising solicitors violating this chapter shall also be guilty of the violation.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or both. Each day that the violation exists shall be a separate offense.
The Town of New Windsor may issue a special license permitting the peddling of certain items during a reasonable time period at special events, such as parades, carnivals, celebrations, meetings or conventions, that are to be held within the Town of New Windsor. The fees, duration and conditions under which the license shall be issued for a particular event shall be established by the Town Board pursuant to resolution. The terms and conditions set forth in such resolution shall supersede § 217-3 of this chapter. The license shall be issued by the Town Clerk.