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The following permit conditions shall apply to all permits issued under this Chapter. Repeated and persistent violations of any of the following permit conditions shall be grounds for revocation of the permit by the Chief of Police.
(1) Door-to-Door activity shall not occur before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., or on Sundays or holidays.
(2) No permit issued under this Chapter shall be construed to exempt the permit holder or any other person from laws, ordinances or regulations governing noise, lighting or signage.
(b) Selling Door-to-Door from a motor vehicle:
(1) Sound devices shall not be used before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
(2) Selling to pedestrians on a street with active traffic shall occur only when the vending vehicle is in the curb lane and the pedestrian is on the curb side of the vehicle or otherwise safely away from any active traffic lane.
(3) Operating the vending truck in reverse gear is prohibited in all residential districts.
(4) Every vehicle used in Door-to-Door sales shall be equipped with a convex mirror mounted on the front so that driver in the driver's normal seating position can see the area in front of the truck obscured by the hood.
(5) Every vehicle used in Door-to-Door sales shall be equipped with a device capable of emitting a sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet when the vehicle is in reverse gear.
(c) "Do Not Solicit" Requests:
(1) If the City provides the permittee with a list of addresses where the residents have indicated they do not wish to receive sales or solicitation calls, the addresses on the list will not be approached.
(2) Where a resident has affixed a sign on or next to the entry door of a dwelling unit indicating "No Soliciting" or words of similar import, the dwelling unit shall not be approached.
(d) Selling from stationary motor vehicles (including food trucks), trailers, tents or other mobile vending carts or devices (collectively "vending trucks"):
(1) The operating location of a vending truck (when on public property) shall be subject to prior approval of the Chief of Police for the purpose of ensuring that traffic safety is not impaired by the location or operation of the truck. Such location, once approved, shall not be changed from the location or locations set forth in the approved permit, unless a new location is approved by the Chief of Police after submission of an amended application.
(2) Notwithstanding prior location approval, the Chief of Police may require a vending truck to relocate to the nearest alternative safe position if he determines it necessary to maintain safe conditions for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
(3) Vending trucks shall not operate closer than one hundred (100) feet to the main entrance of a dine-in restaurant or an outdoor dining area appurtenant to a dine-in restaurant.
(4) Vending trucks operating from the curb lane shall be positioned to vend only to the curb side of the truck unless there is no active traffic on the street side of the truck, and shall be positioned so that no fire hydrants, fire lanes, driveways, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, building entrances, exits or emergency access/exit ways are blocked or significantly impeded.
(5) Vending trucks shall not use or deploy any free-standing signage, sound or audio devices, or outdoor seating.
(6) Temporary electric or potable water connections to a vending truck shall be permitted only if and as permitted by applicable safety codes and without creating safety hazards to pedestrians. Where permitted, hoses, pipes, and cables shall be arranged to eliminate trip hazards. Fire hydrant connections are prohibited.
(7) If the occupants of nearby residential or commercial properties are disturbed by the operation of electric generators or other noise associated with vending trucks, the permittee may be required to relocate to another location or cease operation.
(8) The permittee shall be responsible for proper disposal of trash, waste and garbage associated with its operation and its customers, and shall not use City trash receptacles for that purpose; nor shall the permittee dispose of grease, other cooking waste, wash water or any other deleterious substance onto the ground or into the City's storm sewers.
(9) The permittee shall remove all trash, waste and garbage from the permit location at the end of each day's operation or as needed to maintain a clean and trash-free environment at the permit location.
(10) If a permit is issued for any unpaved location on public property, the permittee will be responsible for repairing or restoring any turf damage caused by the permittee's vehicle.
(Ord. 2018-67. Passed 5-21-18.)