[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth 11-4-1931 as Art. V of the Village Ordinances (Ch. 91 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All hawking or selling by auction of any goods, wares or merchandise in the streets or in any building or buildings or in any other public place in the Village of Corinth (except judicial sales and assignees' sales in case of general assignment for benefit of creditors) is hereby prohibited unless a license shall have first been obtained therefor, the fee for which shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
[Amended 5-24-1933; 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
No person shall hawk or peddle any fruit, vegetables, berries, meat, poultry, fish, farm or garden produce, teas, coffees, groceries, breads, cakes, pastry or goods, wares or merchandise of any kind in the Village of Corinth, New York, except the peddling of meats, fish, fruit and farm produce by the farmers and persons who produce such commodities, or solicit orders therefor, or cry their wares, merchandise or other commodities in the streets and public places in the Village of Corinth, or go from house to house therefor, without a license therefor having first been obtained from the Village Mayor, countersigned by the Village Clerk and the receipt of the license fee endorsed thereon by the Village Treasurer.
No license shall be issued for a period of 10 days from the date of application therefor, during which period the Mayor may cause such investigation of the applicant to be made as the Mayor may deem advisable in the interest of the residents of the Village of Corinth.
[Amended 6-26-1940; 6-10-1954]
The annual license fee for hawking and/or peddling under § 318-2 shall be valid from March 1 in the year the same is issued and shall expire on the last day of February in the year following its issuance, and the annual fee therefor shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
Licenses for hawking and/or peddling may be issued to an individual for one day at a fee fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
All circuses, tent shows and menageries or other like exhibitions or performances for money or hire are hereby prohibited upon the streets or lots within the corporate limits without first obtaining a license therefor. The license fee for each day such circus or menagerie or like exhibition or performance shall exhibit or perform shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
Any circus, tent show, menagerie or other like exhibition or performance which shall be held without the corporate limits of the Village of Corinth shall not be permitted to parade in said Village without first obtaining a license therefor, the fee for which shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
No show, concert, theatrical or sleight of hand performances or exhibitions shall be held in the Village of Corinth, except shows, exhibitions and concerts of a strictly local character and lectures upon any literary, moral, religious, political or strictly scientific subject, until a fee, fixed from time to time by the Village Board, is paid and a license issued therefor, except that a license may be issued to the proprietor of an opera house, theater or public hall for an amount fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
[Amended 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
No person whether as owner or lessee of any public hall or opera house within the Village of Corinth shall use or let the same for public hire without first obtaining a license therefor.
No person or persons shall conduct and carry on or run what is known as a merry-go-round or swinging horses or devices of such a nature within the Village of Corinth without first taking out a license, the fee for which shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
No person or persons shall keep any shooting gallery in the Village of Corinth without first having obtained a license therefor, the fee for which is fixed from time to time by the Village Board.
No person, whether acting as a principal or as agent for another, shall conduct a transient retail business in any store or other place within the Village of Corinth for the sale of goods which shall be represented or advertised as a bankrupt stock or as assigned stock or as goods damaged by fire, water or otherwise, or by like representation or device, without first taking out a license therefor. The amount of fee for such license shall be fixed from time to time by the Village Board. No license shall be issued for a shorter time than one month, and such license shall be renewed monthly during the continuance of such business.
All licenses for any trade or occupation which is prohibited without a license shall be issued by the Mayor of the Village, specifying the fee to be paid therefor, to such persons as he shall deem fit or proper for such trade or occupation. But such license shall be refused for any circus, theater or other exhibitions or performances, shooting galleries or other similar places of amusement for money or hire which shall, in the judgment of the Mayor, be likely to disturb the order of the Village of Corinth or be immoral or improper. Every such license shall be countersigned by the Clerk of the Village, who shall keep a record thereof and of the amount of the fee to be paid therefor; and upon presentation of such license to the Treasurer of the Village, so signed and countersigned, and the payment to the Treasurer of such fee, the Treasurer shall endorse thereon. Any applicant who shall have been refused such license by the Mayor may apply to the Board of Trustees therefor at a meeting thereof, and the same may be granted or refused by the Board. The Mayor may suspend any such license until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees and thereupon said license may be revoked or continued by the Board. The sums so paid as license fees to the Treasurer of the Village of Corinth shall be used for Village purposes.
[Added 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.