[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stafford 8-5-1952. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, corporation, partnership or association shall maintain or operate a public information bureau or engage in providing information service in the Town of Stafford, Genesee County, New York, except from and within a building, which building shall conform with all of the provisions of the Building Code and Chapter 182, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Stafford.
No person, firm, corporation, partnership or association shall use or permit any building in the Town of Stafford to be used for the aforesaid purposes unless a permit authorizing such use shall previously have been issued to the owner or lessee of such building. Application for such permit shall be made on forms provided by the Town of Stafford, and the application shall be filed with the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk, with the approval of the Town Board, shall issue a written permit after certification by said Board, or its duly authorized representative, that said building and the prospective use thereof comply with all the requirements of this chapter, the Building Code and Chapter 182, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Stafford and the laws of the State of New York.
The fee for such permit shall be the sum of $100 for each calendar year or part thereof during which said permit is in effect, and all permits under this chapter shall expire on the first day of January following the date of issuance.
No signs, except those permitted by the ordinances of the Town of Stafford, shall be erected or maintained on or about the premises with respect to which a permit has been issued.
No person other than an individual owner or lessee of a building, with respect to which a permit has been issued as hereinbefore provided, shall act as an attendant or employee of such public information bureau or service unless such person shall previously obtain a license to be issued upon written application therefor filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Stafford.
The Town Clerk, with the approval of the Town Board, may issue a license upon satisfactory proof that such person is a fit and proper individual to engage in such business, and upon payment of a fee of $25 for each calendar year or part thereof during which such license is in effect. All licenses so issued shall expire on the first day of January next succeeding the date of issuance.
Each application for a license shall be accompanied with two recent photographs of the applicant, one of which shall be attached to the license when issued.
No permit or license shall be issued to any person unless such applicant is a citizen of the United States, of good moral character, and who has not been previously convicted of a felony.
No person to whom a permit or license has been issued shall solicit the public to obtain or receive information concerning travel routes, business establishments, tourist accommodations or other matters from any point or place outside of the building in which the public information bureau or service is conducted.
No person to whom a permit or license has been issued under this chapter shall wear any uniform or display any badge or insignia indicating that he is a constable, police officer, employee or official of the Town of Stafford nor shall be represent himself to be acting in that capacity.
No person to whom a permit or license has been issued as herein provided shall give false or misleading information concerning travel routes, business establishments, tourist homes or other tourist accommodations or as to the rates, facilities or services of the same.
A permit or license issued in accordance with this chapter shall not be transferable and shall be valid only so long as the holder thereof shall comply with all the provisions of this chapter. All permits and licenses shall be revocable at any time by the Town Board of the Town of Stafford after conviction for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
A violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter shall be constructed and is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months or by a fine of not more than $250, or both, for each offense or violation.