[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mill Neck 8-6-1954 as Ord. No. 6. Section 93-4 amended at time of adoption of code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall hawk, peddle or vend merchandise or other commodities in the streets and public places of this village nor shall any person canvass or solicit orders for goods, wares and merchandise or other commodities nor shall any person solicit political or charitable contributions within the boundaries of this village without having first obtained a license therefor, upon written application to the Village Clerk, setting forth the name and address of the applicant, his citizenship, the commodities he proposes to sell, their origin and other matters deemed by the Village Clerk as properly affecting the fitness of the applicant to conduct said business or to solicit contributions.
If the Village Clerk shall deem the person so applying for a license a proper person to conduct said business and if the business activity proposed by the applicant shall be, in his judgment, in no way prejudicial, to the good order of the village, he shall issue a license in the manner and subject to the provisions of § 91 of the Village Law of the State of New York.
Editor's Note: Village Law § 91, which read in part as follows:
"If any such trade or occupation shall be so prohibited, the board of trustees shall establish uniform fees for licenses therefor, and the licensing officer of the village shall issue a license, and collect the fee to be paid therefor, to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper for such trade or occupation, but such license shall be refused for any of the occupations in the third subdivision above specified which shall, in the judgment of the licensing officer, be likely to disturb the peace and order of the village, or be immoral or improper. Any applicant, who shall have been refused such license by the licensing officer, may apply to the board of trustees therefor at a meeting thereof; and the same may be granted or refused by the board. The licensing officer may suspend any such license until the next meeting of the board of trustees, and thereupon the said license may be revoked or continued by the board."
was omitted from the recodified Village Law of 1972, which provided village governments a broader grant of powers. See Village Law § 4-413.
The license fee for hawkers and peddlers shall be $25, and the license shall be valid for six months or such shorter period as the Clerk shall prescribe.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.