Chapter 5.48


5.48.010    License – Required.

5.48.020    License – Exempted persons.

5.48.030    Investigation.

5.48.040    Violation – Penalty.

5.48.010 License – Required.

A. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to open, conduct, maintain or carry on any store or place of business for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise of any kind or character at retail for a less period than 12 consecutive months without taking out and procuring a license so to do. Said license is to be known as a “temporary merchants license.”

B. The fee for the temporary license shall be and the same is hereby fixed in the sum of $5.00 per day or $50.00 per month if the license is procured for one or more months; provided however, that if such person, firm or corporation desires to open up, conduct, or carry on a store or place of business for the temporary sale of goods, wares or merchandise of any kind or character within the city, while attempting to secure a permanent location, he shall execute and deliver to the city clerk a surety company bond in the amount of $500.00 in favor of and payable to the city, conditioned that in the event that the business is carried on and maintained for a period of time of less than one year the principal of the bond shall pay to the city the temporary merchant’s license fee provided. (Ord. 380 § 1, 1929. Prior code § 4.22.010)

5.48.020 License – Exempted persons.

The following shall not be required to secure a temporary merchants license:

A. A person buying out an existing business (not a temporary merchant) and who shall continue to carry on and conduct such business at the same location and of the same character;

B. A person, (not a temporary merchant) who moves his entire stock to a new location and continues to carry on and conduct such business at the new location;

C. A manufacturer or producer who manufactures or produces merchandise in the city, and opens or conducts a store or place for the sale of such goods only;

D. A dealer in foodstuffs exclusively;

E. A person who purchases the entire quantity of bankrupt stock or the entire amount of stock sold under receivership, as to the sale of such goods only, where such stocks were located in the city at the time of purchase. (Ord. 380 § 2, 1929. Prior code § 4.22.020)

5.48.030 Investigation.

The public improvement committee of the city council shall constitute a committee to investigate the incoming merchants and make a report of the same to the clerk-treasurer who in turn is to instruct the chief of police to see that this chapter is enforced. (Ord. 380 § 3, 1929. Prior code § 4.22.030)

5.48.040 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.00. (Ord. 1075 § 12, 1978: Ord. 380 § 4, 1929. Prior code § 4.22.040)