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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CIVIC CENTER ZONE. The westerly side of Elm Street, on the sidewalk, from Pleasant Street to the Center of NH exit and the easterly side of Elm Street, on the sidewalk, from Central Street to Merrimack Street. The westerly side of the zone includes a 30-foot setback from the corner of Elm Street and the Center of NH exit, northerly, and a 90-foot setback from the corner of Elm Street and Pleasant Street, southerly. This prevents impairing driver vision (in accordance with § 8.22(E) of the Zoning Ordinance) as well as interfering with Manchester transit loading and unloading. The easterly side of the zone also includes a 30-foot setback from the corner of Elm Street and Central Street, northerly, and a 90-foot setback from the corner of Elm Street and Merrimack Street, southerly. The Office of the City Clerk shall not issue more than a pre-determined number of licenses designated for the Civic Center Zone. The Office of the City Clerk may use discretion as to the total number of licenses issued for the Civic Center Zone should it be determined that this amount disrupts pedestrian traffic patterns, vehicular traffic flow, or reasonable peddler activity.
DISQUALIFYING CRIMINAL CONVICTION. Any felony convictions, any conviction involving harassment, violence, theft, fraud, loitering, prowling, or endangering the welfare of a child or incompetent or any criminal conviction involving a child or incompetent.
FAIR. A show in which ten or more persons display merchandise, articles, services, or things for sale or solicit orders and as a separate transaction deliveries are made to purchasers, from a booth, stand, rack, showcase, bench, push-cart or a designated area.
MOTOR VEHICLE. Any vehicle, used for displaying, storing, or transporting of articles offered for sale by a peddler, which is required to be licensed and registered by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
PEDDLER. A person as defined in R.S.A. 320.1 and R.S.A. 321.1, except as may be excluded by § 110.08 of this title, and shall include any person, whether a resident of the city or not, traveling by foot, wagon, motor 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, flowers, plants, garden truck, farm products or provisions, offering and exposing the same for sale from a wagon, stand, motor vehicle, railroad car, or other vehicle or conveyance, and includes one who while traveling from place to place solicits orders and as a separate transaction deliveries are made to purchasers. The word PEDDLER shall include one who travels from place to place offering to perform personal services for household repairs or improvements, or solicits or induces any person to sign any contracts relating to household repairs and improvements, including contracts for the replacement or installation of siding on any residence or building; or one who keeps a regular place of business, open during regular business hours at the same location, but who offers for sale or sells and delivers, personally or through his agents, at a place other than his regular place of business, goods, wares, or merchandise. The word PEDDLER shall include HAWKER, VENDOR, HUCKSTER, and ITINERANT VENDOR. The word PEDDLER shall not include those persons who are on residential premises at the prior invitation of the owner or legal occupant or direct sellers as defined by Sec. 3508 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS. As defined in the International Building Code, 2000, §303.1(A-4) through 303.1(A-5).
PUBLIC PROPERTY. Any city-owned or controlled property including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, municipal parking areas, and municipal parks.
STAND. Any table, showcase, bench, rack, pushcart, wagon, or any other wheeled vehicle or device which may be moved without the assistance of a motor vehicle and which is not required to be licensed and registered by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, used for displaying, storing, or transporting articles offered by sale by a peddler.
(Ord. passed 3-7-95; Am. Ord. passed 11-7-01; Am. Ord. passed 10-4-05; Am. Ord. passed 7-6-10; Am. Ord. passed 4-18-17)