City of Bonne Terre, MO
St. Francois County
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[Ord. No. 201827, 8-13-2018]
As used in this Chapter the following words have the meanings indicated:
VENDOR
A person who offers a service or product for sale from a truck, cart, wagon, vehicle, booth, canopy, or display for a temporary period of time, and from a location other than his/her licensed place of business.
[Ord. No. 201827, 8-13-2018]
No person shall engage in the business of a vendor unless he/she has first obtained a license pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 201827, 8-13-2018]
A. 
The applicant for a vendor's license shall provide the following information:
1. 
Name, address, and phone number of applicant.
2. 
A copy of the applicant's State of Missouri retail sales tax license.
3. 
A driver's license, State identification card, passport, or other government-issued identification card must be provided by all applicants.
4. 
A description of the goods to be sold.
5. 
The motor vehicle make, model, year, color, and State license plate number of any vehicle which will be used for vending purposes.
6. 
The location(s) from where the vendor proposes to offer goods for sale.
7. 
A copy of the vendor's inspection report from the St. Francois County Health Department.
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A. 
No vendor shall enter upon any private property for the purpose of engaging in the business of a vendor without the permission of the property owner or his/her authorized agent.
B. 
No vendor shall engage in the business of a vendor except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
C. 
No pushcart or other vehicle related to the operation of a vending business shall be located on any City sidewalk or other public way during non-vending hours, nor shall any such pushcart or vehicle be left parked, stored or left overnight.
D. 
No vendor may block the passage of the public through a public area or interfere with access to ramps, curb cuts, or other conveniences for persons with disabilities.
E. 
No vendor may conduct business in a public area in a matter that obstructs access to private property, except with the express consent of the owner or manager of the property.
F. 
No vendor may conduct business within one hundred fifty (150) feet of an existing business which sells or offers for sale comparable goods or merchandise.
G. 
Vendors shall keep the sidewalks, street and other spaces adjacent to their vending site clean and free from trash and litter.
H. 
Vendors engaged in food or beverage vending shall provide a receptacle for trash and litter.
I. 
Vendors shall not place trash or litter in any public trash receptacle or storm drain.
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A. 
Every pushcart, wagon, or other vehicle used by a vendor shall have the name, address and phone number of the owner or operator plainly legible in letters and numbers at least two (2) inches in height in a conspicuous place on the outside of each vehicle.
B. 
No vehicle used for vending shall interfere with or impede the flow of traffic on any street or sidewalk. No vehicle shall park in violation of any parking laws or restrictions.
C. 
Whenever a vending vehicle is stopped for the purpose of making a sale, it shall be stopped on the right-hand side of the street with its wheels six (6) inches of the curb or edge of pavement. No sale shall be made from other than the curb side when said vehicle is legally parked or to any person who is standing in the travel lane of the street or alley.
D. 
All vending vehicles shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
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The license of any vendor licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall be revoked if, after a hearing, the vendor is found to have: (1) violated this Chapter; (2) made false statements in the application for a business license; (3) or conducted business in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public. The hearing required by this Section shall be conducted by the City Council. The vendor shall be given written notice of the hearing and the purported grounds for the revocation at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Missouri's Administrative Hearing Act.