[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport 5-9-1966 by Art. II of Ch. 14 of the 1966 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pawnbrokers — See Ch. 151.
No person shall engage in the business commonly known as the junk business or in buying or gathering in the streets or public places of the Village or offering to buy or gather any personal property or articles of merchandise commonly referred to as junk without first obtaining an annual license therefor.
In addition to the information required of an applicant under the provisions of § 138-2, every applicant hereunder shall set forth, in a sworn statement, the following details:
Location of premises. The exact location where he will store the junk he accumulates.
Vehicle identification. The number, year of manufacture, model and license number of the vehicle in which he proposes to make his collections of junk.
Location of vehicles. The place where such vehicles are regularly stored or garaged.
[Amended 2-26-1990 by L.L. No. 18-1990]
The Board of Trustees by resolution shall adopt and from time to time may amend a schedule of fees payable by an applicant for a junk business license or a renewal thereof.
Hereafter, except such as are now lawfully engaged therein, it shall not be lawful for any individual, corporation or association to engage in or operate the business commonly known as automobile wrecking for the sale or storage of wrecked automobiles or of used, junked or salvaged parts and accessories to such automobiles.
Any individual, corporation or association now lawfully engaged in such business in the Village shall first procure an annual license therefor as hereinafter provided.
Such license shall be issued by the Village Clerk after the filing of an application therefor and the approval of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees by resolution shall adopt and from time to time may amend a schedule of fees payable by an applicant for an automobile wrecking license or a renewal thereof.
[Amended 2-26-1990 by L.L. No. 19-1990]
Effect on Zoning Ordinance and Building Code. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as in any wise amending or limiting the provisions of the ordinance of the Village commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and the Building Code, or either of them.
Effect on automobile businesses. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting or abridging the business of buying, selling or exchanging such automobiles or the storage or exposition thereof in open lots or yards where the same are not wrecked or acquired for the purpose of selling parts thereof or accessories thereto.