[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands 10-14-1924 as Sec. 17 of Art. 3 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 4-2-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HAWKING AND PEDDLING
- Includes, except as hereinafter expressly provided, the selling or bartering, offering for sale or barter or carrying or exposing for sale or barter any goods, wares or merchandise or services in any public street or public place or from house to house or place of business to place of business.
No person or persons shall sell, offer to sell or expose for sale in any manner whatever any goods, wares, merchandise, perfumery, medicine, nostrums or any other article whatever, except milk and newspapers, in or upon any of the public streets, avenues, alleys or public places in the Village of Menands by hawking or peddling or at auction without first having obtained a license from the Mayor of said Village so to do. The advertising or notification to the public of any performance, business or transaction or the selling or attempting to sell any goods, wares and merchandise by crying the same, by ringing of bells, beating of gongs or by any other loud or unseemly noise in and upon the public streets and public places of said Village of Menands is hereby forbidden. Licenses for such purposes as are herein provided may be granted by the Mayor of said Village of Menands upon payment by the applicant for such license of such sum as the Board of Trustees of said Village shall fix therefor, which sum shall not be less than $5 nor more than $25 per year from the time such license may be issued.
[Amended 2-5-2007 by L.L. No. 8-2007]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25 for the first offense and be punishable by a fine of not less than $50 for each subsequent offense. Any individual who defaults in the payment of such fine shall be imprisoned in the Albany County Jail until such fine be paid, not exceeding one day for each dollar of the fine.
[Amended 4-2-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to prohibit the selling without a license of farm produce, except hay and straw, by the producer thereof, his agents or employees or prohibit any honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine of the military or naval service of the United States, who is a resident of the State of New York, from hawking, peddling, vending or selling without a license from said Mayor; provided, however, that said soldier, sailor or marine has complied with § 32 of the General Business Law.