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(A) Prohibited generally. It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit funds, to advertise, or to distribute any item, either on foot or in automobiles, for any cause whatsoever, at any intersection or crossing of streets within the city limits, where, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, such solicitation or distribution would cause the blocking of traffic so as to create a traffic hazard.
(B) Exceptions. If, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, it would not create a traffic hazard for solicitation of funds and advertising at an intersection of streets or crossing of streets within the city, the person desiring to solicit funds or to advertise, or to distribute any item at such intersections, shall first make an application for permission to do so by making the application at the City Hall. The application shall set forth the name of the organization, the location of the intersection or crossing of streets where such solicitation shall transpire and the length of time the proposed solicitation shall take place. If the solicitation is to be done by a person under the age of 17, no such permit shall be issued unless such person shall have proper adult supervision as to be determined by the police chief. Any permit for the solicitation of funds shall be acquired prior to any actual solicitation, and any such permit shall be good for one such solicitation period only. Any further solicitation shall require an additional permit. Such permit should be signed by the Chief of Police.
(C) Discontinuance. If, at any time it is determined by a peace officer that the intersection has become hazardous, the peddler, vendor, or solicitor will cease operation upon direction of the peace officer.
(Ord. 04-007, passed 5-11-04; Am. Ord. O-2005-007, passed 10-25-05) Penalty, see § 112.99