Village of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Home improvement contractors — See Ch. 107.
Noise — See Ch. 196.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 211.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 214.
Garbage and rubbish — See Ch. 246, Art. I.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 250.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 267.
Zoning — See Ch. 278.
[Adopted 3-31-1950 as Ord. No. VI of the General Village Ordinances (Ch. 34, Art. I, of the 1971 Code)]
[Amended 1-19-1968; 10-16-1970]
No person or corporation shall, within the Village of East Hampton, pursue, exercise or engage in any of the following occupations, trades, work or other business within said Village unless said person or corporation obtains a license therefor and pays the license fee as hereinafter set forth. This applies to the operation and conduct of all sound trucks, whether for political or other purposes, and the operation and running of public carriages, cabs, buses, hacks, carts, drays, garbage trucks, express wagons or other vehicles for the transportation within the Village of persons or property, garbage disposal, soliciting or running therefor, or for hotels or auctioneering.
All licenses granted pursuant to this article shall expire in accordance with the terms of said license, but not later than the last day of June next following the date of the granting thereof, unless sooner suspended or revoked for cause.
[Amended 1-19-1968; 10-16-1970]
All licenses granted pursuant to this article shall, upon the payment of the prescribed fee therefor, as hereinafter provided, be issued by the Mayor to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper to carry on such trade or occupation, but no license shall be granted which shall, in the judgment of the Mayor, be likely to disturb the peace and order of the Village or be immoral or improper. All such licenses, when granted, shall be revocable, with or without notice, for any cause for which such license might have been originally refused.
License fees.
The following uniform fees for licenses for the trades or occupations herein specified are hereby established:
For collecting garbage, refuse and rubbish and for emptying and cleansing cesspools or anything pertaining to the public dray, livery or taxi business: fee for one year which shall, from time to time, be fixed by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 1-21-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994; 9-16-2016 by L.L. No. 11-2016]
For the operation of sound trucks, a license fee of $25 for each and every day shall be charged.
The aforesaid fees and licenses under Subsection B(1)(a) and (b) hereof shall be paid in advance annually or for the period for which such license shall have been granted or upon the commencement of any such business during the year, and licenses may be canceled and revoked by the Mayor of said Village and the Board of Trustees for cause, after a hearing as provided by § 91 of the Village Law.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 91 of the Village Law was omitted from the 1972 recodification of the Village Law.
No vehicles for the transportation of passengers shall ply for hire upon the streets of the Village unless there shall be prominently displayed in the interior thereof a printed card which shall contain a schedule of charges for the usual and customary services to be rendered by said vehicle, which card shall separately specify the schedule of charges for transportation between fixed points within the Village and also a charge per hour of employment for such vehicle.
[Amended 11-15-1985 by L.L. No. 18-1985]
Any vehicle licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article shall be at all times subject to inspection by the Mayor or his duly appointed and properly accredited representatives, and no vehicle shall be so licensed or be permitted to retain a license previously granted unless such vehicle shall, in the judgment of the Mayor or the Board of Trustees, be suitable and safe for the purpose for which it is used.
[Amended 10-16-1970]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 10-16-1970 (Ch. 34, Art. II, of the 1971 Code)]
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct any children's ride, adult ride, circus, carnival, tent show, music festival, exhibition or performance, nor any shooting gallery or open-air exhibition or performance of any kind whatsoever within the Village of East Hampton without first having obtained a license therefor.
Written application must be made to the Mayor upon forms to be obtained from the Village Clerk, and when fully and duly completed and executed, must be filed with said Village Clerk with a fee of $25 for each day for which said license is applied for, and a further sum of $500 to assure compliance with the terms upon which each license shall be deemed to have been issued.
The application must be filed at least 14 days in advance of the earliest date for which the license is applied for.
The application must be signed and verified by an adult who shall be responsible for the statements therein and for the conditions upon which each license is deemed issued. No license shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a felony. A license issued shall be revoked forthwith for any violation of any of the terms or conditions herein set forth.
The application shall clearly describe the premises to be used.
A license shall be issued only if the proposed performance is sponsored by and is under the auspices of some local charitable, fraternal, civic or religious organization as shall have been approved by the Village Board, such approval being granted primarily on the basis of the aims and objectives of such organization and the assurance that its funds may not be diverted to the benefit of private individuals; such assurance shall be presumed as to those organizations which have been approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service as exempt from the requirements of federal income tax provisions.
Any applicant for a license shall be required to provide free automobile parking space adjacent to the premises to be used, to the extent of an area at least twice the size of the area to be used for the undertaking to which the license shall apply; and to provide and maintain sanitary latrines of a number and type approved by rules of the Suffolk County Department of Health for the use of persons engaged in conducting the undertaking to which the license shall apply and for the patrons of the said licensed undertaking, during the licensed period.
Upon the expiration or revocation of the license, the applicant shall leave the site clean and free of all debris, and thereupon the deposit of $500 shall be returned to the applicant. For a failure to clean up the premises or site, the same shall be done at the expense of the applicant. Of the $500, so much thereof as may be necessary shall be expended by the Village to defray the cost thereof.
The applicant shall be required to prevent patrons, licensees and/or invitees of the undertaking for which the license is issued, or persons engaged in conducting the same, from trespassing upon any adjoining property or premises, and shall set forth in the application the details of how same shall be accomplished.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.