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For the purpose of this title the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CANVASSER or SOLICITOR. Any individual, whether resident of the city or not, traveling either by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck, or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such individual has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the subject of such sale or whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not, provided, that such definition shall include any person who, for himself, or for another person, firm, or corporation, hires, leases, uses, or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad box car, boat, hotel room, lodging house, apartment, shop, or any other place within the city for the sole purpose of exhibiting samples and taking orders for future delivery.
JUNK DEALER. Any person or entity who is engaged in the business of dealing in scrap iron, scrap metal, scrap wood, used or salvaged auto parts or any form of goods commonly considered as junk, or assembles the same at one location for the purpose of sale without first procuring a license therefor, unless having already been licensed by the State of Michigan.
PAWNBROKER. Any person whose business is to lend money, usually in small sums, on security of personal property deposited with him or left in pawn (a bailment of goods to a creditor, as security for some debt or engagement; a pledge).
PEDDLER. Any person, whether a resident of the city or not, traveling by foot, wagon, automotive vehicle, or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares, merchandise, meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, garden truck, farm products or provisions, offering and exposing the same for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers, or who without traveling from place to place, shall sell or offer the same for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers, or who without traveling from place to place, shall sell or offer the same for sale from a wagon, automotive vehicle, railroad car, or other vehicle or conveyance, and further provided that one who solicits orders and as a separate transaction makes deliveries to purchasers as part of a scheme or design to evade the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a peddler.
POOL ROOM OPERATOR. Any person who conducts, maintains or operates any place open to the public, the business of which is the playing of pool or billiards.
TRANSIENT MERCHANT, ITINERANT MERCHANT or ITINERANT VENDOR. Any person whether as owner, agent, consignee or employee, whether a resident of the city or not, who engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares or merchandise within the city, and who, in furtherance of such purpose, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure, motor vehicle, tent, railroad box car, or boat, public room in hotels lodging houses, apartments, shops, or any street, alley, or other place within the city, for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares or merchandise, either privately or at public auction. Such definition shall not be construed to include any person who, while occupying such temporary location, does not sell from stock but exhibits samples only for the purpose of securing orders for future delivery. The person so engaged shall not be relieved from complying with the provisions of this chapter merely by reason of associating temporarily with any local dealer, trader, merchant or auctioneer, or by conducting such transient business in connection with, as a part of, or in the name of any local dealer, trader, merchant or auctioneer.
(Ord. passed 7-28-98)