Village of Hewlett Neck, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hewlett Neck 9-7-1999 by L.L. No. 8-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 82.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives to hawk, vend, peddle or solicit orders for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities in the streets or public places of the Village of Hewlett Neck.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives to hawk, vend, peddle or solicit orders for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities by going from house to house or door to door upon public or private property within the Village of Hewlett Neck.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit employment or work or services to be performed by going from house to house or door to door upon public or private property within the Village of Hewlett Neck.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives to employ any trick or device, or by any false or misleading statement or representation, to obtain or attempt to obtain admission to any building or property of any person or corporation in the village, or to obtain or attempt to obtain the consent or permission of the owner or occupant of any premises within the village to enter in or upon the same for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions for any book, publication, paper, magazine or periodical or for the purpose of seeking employment or for the purpose of soliciting orders for work, labor or services to be performed within or without the village.
It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives to proselytize, canvass or distribute handbills, pamphlets or other written material or to solicit donations or contributions of money or property or financial assistance of any kind upon the streets, upon private property, by house-to-house canvass or in public places in the village without a license previously issued pursuant to this chapter, or enter upon the premises of any village resident who has noted objection to such entry and whose address has been provided to such person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives pursuant to § 98-4.
A. 
Application for a license as provided for in this section shall be in writing and addressed to the Mayor of the village and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name, address and purpose of the cause for which the license is sought.
(2) 
Names and addresses of the officers and directors of the organization, firm, society, association, company or corporation seeking such license.
(3) 
Time for which permission is sought and localities and places of activity.
(4) 
Legal and tax status of any organization, firm, society, association, company or corporation so applying.
(5) 
Whether or not any commissions, fees, wages or emoluments are to be expended in connection with such activity.
(6) 
Such other information as the Board of Trustees may require.
B. 
All applications must be accompanied by a processing fee established by the Board of Trustees, payable to the Village Clerk.
C. 
Within a reasonable time after receiving such application, the Mayor shall approve the application of all bona fide applicants who have complied with the above provisions.
D. 
Any license approval granted by the Mayor shall be subject to the following restrictions:
(1) 
All activity must be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1/2 hour after sunset, Mondays through Fridays only.
(2) 
Any organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this section shall not have more than four individuals engaged in the activity within the village at any one time.
(3) 
The license granted hereunder shall be effective for no more than 10 days.
(4) 
All persons conducting any activity on behalf of any organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this section shall, at all times during each period, carry and prominently display an identification card issued by the organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed to conduct the activity. Each identification card shall plainly show the name of the person conducting the activity, his or her photograph and the name of the person, organization, society, association, company or corporation on whose behalf such activity is being conducted. Each card also shall include the permitted dates and times for the solicitation, an imprint or reproduction of the Village Seal and the signature of the Mayor (or an authorized facsimile thereof).
(5) 
No person conducting any activity on behalf of any organization, society, association, company or corporation shall enter upon the premises of any residents of the village who have expressed a desire, in writing, not to be visited, canvassed, proselytized or solicited by such persons, organizations, societies, associations, companies or corporations and whose addresses have been provided pursuant to § 98-4.
Any and all licenses which may be granted pursuant to this chapter may, for cause, be suspended by the Mayor without notice and may be revoked by the Mayor, after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:
A. 
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for the license.
B. 
Violation of any of the restrictions imposed on the issuance of such license or on the conduct of any activity so licensed.
The Village Clerk shall maintain a list of residents within the village who have expressed in writing, a desire not to be visited by any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives for the purpose of proselytizing, canvassing or distributing handbills, pamphlets or other written material or soliciting donations or contributions of money or property or financial assistance of any kind. This list shall be updated periodically as determined by the Board of Trustees. Upon the issuance of any license hereunder, any person, organization, society, association, company or corporation shall be provided with a copy of the list of these village residents who have expressed, in writing, a desire not to have any such person, organization, society, association, company or corporation or their agents or representatives enter upon their property. Every organization, society, association, company or corporation licensed under this section shall agree not to visit the premises so enumerated in the list provided to it by the village.