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(a) Persons desiring to solicit within the city shall apply for solicitor's license at the office of the Chief of Police. One application shall be made to authorize one or more persons to solicit within the city, provided that all such persons identified by the permit application are employed by the same person, firm or corporation.
(b) Persons desiring to operate temporary businesses shall apply for temporary business licenses at the office of the Zoning Inspector. One application shall be made to authorize one or more temporary businesses, provided that all such locations identified by the license application are owned and operated by the same person, firm or corporation. In the case of temporary businesses located in buildings or enclosed malls under the direction of a promoter or organizer of a show or special event, it shall be the responsibility of the promoter or organizer to apply for temporary business licenses.
(c) The application for a solicitor's license or temporary business license shall include the following information:
(1) The name and address of the applicant and of all persons associated with him or her in his or her business. The name(s) of the corporation(s), firm(s) or person(s) which the applicant proposes to represent; the name(s) of the person(s) who shall solicit or operate temporary businesses within the city and the name(s) of the person(s) having the management or supervision of the solicitors or temporary businesses; the local and permanent addresses of the aforementioned person(s); and the telephone numbers at which such person(s) can be reached; the name or identification of the applicant, and all persons associated with him or her in the business, shall include any other names or aliases which the individual has used or by which the individual has been known. In addition, the name and identification of any corporation, firm or person which the applicant proposes to represent or who will solicit or operate the business and/or have management or supervision of the solicitors, shall include any other names or aliases which the individual, corporation or firm has used or by which the individual, corporation or firm has been known;
(2) The type of business for which the license is desired but not to exceed six months for a solicitor's license or six weeks for a temporary business license;
(3) The place(s) in the city where the applicant proposes to carry on the licensee's business;
(4) The length of time for which the license is desired;
(5) A brief description of the nature of the business and the kinds of goods, services or property to be solicited or offered for sale by temporary businesses; and the manner in which such business shall be conducted;
(6) Evidence of a current vendor's license issued by the State of Ohio;
(7) The federal identification number of the applicant's business and the social security number(s) of the person(s) having the management or supervision of the business and of all solicitors or employees of temporary business identified on the license application;
(8) For temporary businesses, written permission of the owner of the site, and a site plan showing ingress and egress from the site, parking areas, merchandise set backs and locations of signs (except that temporary businesses located within buildings or enclosed malls shall not be required to provide such information for the purpose of this code);
(9) Whether or not the solicitors, peddlers or transient merchants or employees of temporary businesses named in the application have been convicted of a crime, misdemeanor or the violation of any municipal ordinance, the nature of the offense and the punishment assessed therefor;
(10) Credentials from the person, firm or corporation for which the applicant proposed to do business, authorizing the applicant to act as such representative;
(11) Upon the issuance of a license the applicant, and/or any representative of the applicant, shall submit to being photographed and fingerprinted by the Kirtland Police Department before commencing any solicitations, peddling or going upon residential property, or ringing a doorbell, or knocking on a door of a private residence, including an apartment, not having been first requested or invited to do so by the owner, occupant or lessee of such private residence or apartment;
(12) The place of residence of the applicant for the five years next preceding the date of application; and
(13) Such other reasonable information as to the identity or character of the persons named in the application or the method or plan of doing the applicant's business as the responsible official may deem proper to fulfill the purpose of this ordinance in the protection of the public good.
(Ord. 02-O-51, passed 11-4-2002)