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Borough of Catasauqua, PA
Lehigh County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Catasauqua as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 185.
[Adopted 5-1-1933 by Ord. No. 306; amended in its entirety 5-7-1962 by Ord. No. 462 (Ch. XI, Part 4, of the 1962 Code)]
Any person, whether principal or agent, firm or corporation entering into or beginning or desiring to enter into or begin a transient retail business within the Borough of Catasauqua, for the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, and who hires a place or occupies any room, apartment store, building or other structure or place whatever, for the exhibition and/or sale of such goods, wares or merchandise, shall, before entering into or doing such business, take out a license from the Borough Treasurer, Provided: nothing herein contained shall apply:
A. 
To farmers selling their own produce;
B. 
To the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose; or
C. 
To any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products, or milk or milk products.
[Amended 11-7-2005 by Ord. No. 1190; 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 1288]
The fee for such license shall be as set from time to time by resolution of Borough Council,[1] to be paid to the Borough Treasurer for the use of the Borough. Such license shall be renewed on the first day of each month thereafter during the continuance of such business or sales made thereunder. Any person or persons, firm or corporation failing, neglecting or refusing to secure or renew such license, as herein required, shall be guilty of a violation of this article, and, upon conviction thereof before the Mayor or any District Justice of the Borough, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than 30 days. Any person found guilty of violating an ordinance shall be assessed court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A285, Fees.
[Adopted 5-7-1962 by Ord. No. 479 (Ch. XI, Part 3, of the 1962 Code)]
A. 
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PEDDLER
Any person who shall engage in peddling, as hereinabove defined.
PEDDLING
As used in this part shall mean engaging in selling, canvassing, soliciting or taking of orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares or merchandise, upon any of the streets or sidewalks or from house to house within the Borough of Catasauqua. Provided: the word "peddling" shall not apply:
(1) 
To farmers selling their own produce;
(2) 
To the sale of goods, wares or merchandise, donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose; or
(3) 
To any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products, or milk or milk products.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
B. 
In this article, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[Amended 12-29-1980 by Ord. No. 817; 8-5-1985 by Ord. No. 890]
No persons shall engage in peddling within the Borough of Catasauqua without first having taken out a license, which shall be issued by the Borough Secretary. The fee for such license, which shall be for the use of the Borough, shall be set by resolution of Borough Council.[1] No license issued under this article shall be transferable from one person to another person.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A285, Fees.
Every peddler shall, at all times when engaged in peddling within the Borough, carry such license upon his person, and shall exhibit such license upon request, to all police officers, Borough officials and citizens.
No peddler shall hawk or cry his wares upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the Borough, nor shall he use any loud-speaker or horn or other device for announcing his presence, by which the public is annoyed.
No peddler shall park any vehicle upon any of the streets or alleys of the Borough in order to sort, rearrange or clean any of his goods, wares or merchandise; nor may any peddler place or deposit any refuse upon any of the streets or alleys; nor may any peddler maintain or keep a street or curb market by parking any vehicle for longer than necessary in order to sell therefrom to person residing in the immediate vicinity. No peddler shall occupy any fixed location upon any of the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the Borough for the purpose of peddling, with or without any stand or counter.
The Mayor is hereby authorized to suspend any license issued under this article when he deems such suspension to be beneficial to the public health, safety or morals, or for violating any of the provisions of this article, or for giving false information upon any application for a license hereunder.
[Amended 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 1288]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before the Mayor or any District Justice of the Borough, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than 10 days. Any person found guilty of violating an ordinance shall be assessed court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings.