An application for a license to peddle, vend, solicit, or request contributions other than in conjunction with canvassing activity, shall be made on forms provided by the City. The license shall be issued only if the City Manager finds the following facts to exist:
   (a)   All of the statements made in the application are true.
   (b)   The applicant had provided a valid photographic identification card.
   (c)   The applicant has a good character and reputation for honesty and integrity, or if the application is not an individual person, every member, managing officer or agent of the applicant has a good character or reputation for honesty and integrity, as evidences by the absence of prior convictions of any felony or misdemeanor involving an offense of violence as defined in Ohio R.C. 2901.01(A)(9), or has committed a sexually oriented offense as defined in Ohio R.C. 2950.01 or conviction of any other crime, other than a traffic offense, which was in any way connected with the act of peddling, canvassing, vending, or soliciting.
   (d)   The control and supervision of the solicitation will be under responsible persons who meet the qualifications specified in subsection (c) hereof.
   (e)   The applicant has not engaged in any fraudulent transaction or enterprise as evidenced by the absence of civil or criminal convictions or pending investigations by any governmental agency.
   (f)   The solicitation, vending, peddling, or request for contribution other than in conjunctions with canvassing activity, will not be a fraud on the public.
   (g)   The applicant is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances, including, but not limited to the requirement to have an Ohio vendor’s license.
(Ord. 02-14. Passed 5-19-14; Ord. 09-17.  Passed 4-17-17.)