[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 4-8-1974 as Ch. 34 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- JUNK DEALER
- Any person, corporation, member or members, copartnership or firm buying, selling or dealing in old ropes, rags, old iron, brass, copper, lead, zinc or automobiles or any other article or thing which, from a worn condition, is rendered useless for the purpose for which made.
No person or persons shall engage in or carry on the business of a junk dealer or junkyard without first obtaining a license so to do under the provisions of this chapter, nor shall he continue any such business after the license may have been revoked.
The Supervisor may grant to any person applying therefor and producing satisfactory evidence of good character, a license to carry on the business of junk dealer, which license shall be signed by the Supervisor and Town Clerk and shall expire June 30 next following the date of issuance.
The person to whom such license may be issued shall pay therefor a fee which shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
The Supervisor shall have power to revoke such license at any time upon request of the Town Board.
All junk dealers shall keep a record of every article purchased, showing the name and residence of the person from whom such article was purchased, price paid, and the date of said purchase. Such record shall be open at all times to the inspection of any peace officer, and any article or thing purchased shall be exhibited on demand of such peace officer.
No goods shall be purchased from any minor.
No goods shall be purchased after sunset or before 7:00 a.m. by any junk dealer.
All vehicles used by junk dealers in the prosecution of such business shall have painted upon each side, in letters and figures not less than 1 1/2 inches in length, the name or names of the owners, their place of business and license number.
If any junk dealer has in his possession any goods or articles which shall have been advertised as lost or stolen, he shall immediately notify the Police Department or a Justice of the Peace of the fact.
No junk dealer shall receive or hold license as a pawnbroker, or receive any article as a pledge or pawn.
The place of business of each junk dealer shall be stated on the license, and such license shall not be valid for use in a different location except by written permission of the Supervisor.