Township of Pine, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Ordinance # 46
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PEDDLING WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF PINE, REQUIRING PEDDLERS TO OBTAIN LICENSES AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
THE Township of Pine hereby ordains as follows:
a) "Peddling", as used in this Ordinance, shall mean engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting or taking of orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares or merchandise, upon any streets or highways or from house to house within the Township of Pine.
Provided: "peddling" shall not apply:
1) to farmers selling their own produce 2) to the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose, as in a bake sale.
3) to any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, or milk or milk products.
4) to any nonprofit organization including but not limited to schools, clubs, fire companies, sports organization, churches, scouts, etc.
b) The word "peddler", as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any person who shall engage in peddling, as herein above defined.
c) The word "person", as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
d) In this Ordinance, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
No person shall engage in peddling in the Township of Pine without first having taken out a license as herein provided.
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in the Township of Pine shall first make application to the Secretary of Pine Township for a license. Upon such application, such person shall give his name; address; his previous criminal record, if any; the name of the person for whom he works, if any; the type of goods, wares and merchandise he wishes to peddle; the length of time for which he wishes to be licensed; the type of vehicle he uses, if any; and the number of helpers he has. Provided: where a person makes application for himself and one or more helpers, all applicable personal information specified above shall be given for each helper, and an individual license shall be required for each helper. No license issued under this Ordinance shall be transferable.
No license shall be issued under this Ordinance until the proper fee, as follows, shall be paid to the Township Treasurer which shall be for the use of the Township: (1) Two ($2.00) Dollars per day or Ten ($10.00) Dollars per month. (2) Additional licenses may be issued to employees of a license holder on a payment of One ($1.00) Dollar per day or Five ($5.00) Dollars per month.
Upon making application therefore and paying the proper fee as herein specified, a license shall be issued to every peddler. Such license shall contain the information required to be given upon the application therefore. Every peddler shall at all times when engaged in peddling in the Township of Pine, carry such license upon his person, and shall exhibit such license, upon request, to all police officers, township officials and citizens. No peddler shall engage in selling any product not mentioned upon such license.
No person licensed as a peddler under this Ordinance shall engage in peddling at any time on Sunday, or upon any other day of the week before nine (9:00) o'clock AM or after five (5:00) o'clock PM
The Township Supervisors shall keep a record of all licenses issued under this Ordinance and shall supervise the activities of all holders of such licenses.
The Supervisors of Pine Township is hereby authorized to suspend any license issued under this ordinance when they deem such suspension to be beneficial to the public safety, or for violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance, or for giving false information upon any application for such a license hereunder
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars and cost of prosecution, and, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
ENACTED and ORDAINED this 1st day in August, 2011.
Ryan Shultz, Chairman
Jennifer Lindahl Secretary/Treasurer