(A)   (1)   Begging.  It shall be unlawful for any person to beg upon the streets or elsewhere in the town without written permission from the Town Manager of the town and the Police Chief.
      (2)   Soliciting business or employment.
         (a)   Business.  It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or attempt to solicit business of any kind on the streets or sidewalks of the town.
         (b)   Employment; generally.  Loitering for the purpose of seeking employment or the seeking thereof or the solicitation by any prospective employer of any person for hire within or upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the town is declared to be a public nuisance and the practices are prohibited.
         (c)   Approaching motor vehicles.  No person shall stand, sit, or loiter in the right-of-way of any streets in the town with the intent to approach any motor vehicle for the purpose of soliciting employment, business, or contribution from the driver or occupant of the motor vehicles; provided that the provisions of this division (A)(2)(c) shall not apply to licensees, employees, or contractors of the Department of Transportation or town employees engaged in construction or maintenance or in making traffic or engineering surveys.
      (3)   Pedestrian interference; definitions.  For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
         AGGRESSIVELY BEG.  Begging which intimidates another person into giving money or goods.
         BEG.  To ask for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, bodily gestures, signs, or other means.
         OBSTRUCT PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC OR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.  To walk, stand, sit, lie, or place an object in a manner as to block passage by another person or vehicle, or to require another person or a driver of a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid physical contact.  Acts authorized pursuant to the town's picketing and parade ordinances and regulations are exempt from the coverage of this section.
         PUBLIC PLACE.  An area generally visible to public view and includes alleys, bridges, buildings, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, sidewalks, and streets open to the general public, including those that serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them.
   (B)   Nothing in this section will prohibit nonprofit organizations from soliciting contributions or selling products for fund raising purposes.
(Ord. 125, passed 8-12-1996)  Penalty, see § 130.99