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(A) This chapter provides reasonable and necessary regulations for the licensing of transient merchants and special events in order to:
(1) Protect the public health and safety;
(2) Maintain the free flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on streets, sidewalks, and areas open to the public;
(3) Prevent interference with the peaceful enjoyment of the areas near places where the transient vending activity or special event is occurring; and
(4) Preserve, protect, and enhance the economic, scenic, historic, and aesthetic values and objectives of the city.
(B) The regulations of this code are not intended to permit any violation of the provisions of any other law or regulation.
(C) These regulations shall apply to activities on city owned and leased property.
(D) These regulations shall not apply to garage sales, yard sales, rummage sales, or swap meets conducted on private property, provided that the sale is not conducted over a period in excess of three consecutive days or more often than three times per calendar year.
(E) These regulations shall not apply to sales conducted by municipal, government, religious, educational, registered non-profit or charitable or other similar organizations, provided that the sale is conducted on premises owned or leased by the applicant for the regular conduct of its business or affairs.
(F) These regulations shall not apply to temporary or seasonal uses within permanent structures, except for those activities within permanent structures subject to regulation as a special event.
(G) Regulation of special events shall not apply to private parties or to events taking place within a permanent structure having a current on-premises license from the State Liquor Control Commission.
(H) Exemption of a use from the provisions of this chapter shall not exempt the use from other applicable provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 05-2006, passed 5-8-2006)