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CITY OF TRENTON
ORDINANCE NO. 791

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 66-447(a) and 22-304 OF THE TRENTON CITY CODE CONCERNING DOOR TO DOOR CANVASSING IN THE CITY OF TRENTON, COUNTY OF WAYNE, HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 66-447(a) entitled: "Distribution on posted property." is hereby amended to additionally prohibit soliciting or canvassing on private property posted with signage, which shall read as follows:

66-447(a) Distribution on posted property. Soliciting or canvassing on private property which is posted with signage indicating "No Trespassing", "No Canvassing", "No peddlers or Agents" or "No Advertisements" or similar notice, indicating in any manner that the occupants of the premises do not desire to be molested or to have their right of privacy disturbed, or to have any such handbills left upon such premises, is prohibited however, it shall be the duty of the owner, landlord or person in control of any premises remaining vacant for a period more than five days to post in a conspicuous position on the premises such signage as is indicated by the section.

Section 2. Section 22-304 entitled: "Business hours." is hereby amended to prohibit door to door peddling on private property which is posted with signage, which shall read as follows:

22-304. "Business hours". It shall be unlawful for any peddler or transient merchant to sell or offer for sale any merchandise on private property which is posted with signage indicating "No Trespassing", "No Canvassing", "No peddlers or Agents" or "No Advertisements" or similar notice, indicating in any manner that the occupants of the premises do not desire to be molested or to have their right of privacy disturbed, or to have any such handbills left upon such premises, is prohibited however, it shall be the duty of the owner, landlord or person in control of any premises remaining vacant for a period more than five days to post in a conspicuous position on the premises such signage as is indicated by the section.

Section 3. Saving Clause. Nothing in this Ordinance or in the Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

Section 4. Severability. Should any word, sentence, phrase or any portion of this Ordinance be held in a manner invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any state agency having authority to do so for any reason whatsoever, such holdings shall be construed and limited to such work, sentence, phrase or any portion of the Ordinance held to be so invalid shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining words, sentences, phrases or portions of this Ordinance.

Section 5. Conflicting Ordinances. All prior existing ordinances adopted by the City of Trenton inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed.

Section 6. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on October 16, 2017, shall be enacted on November 6, 2017, and shall be published on or before November 13, 2017, and shall be effective November 14, 2017.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 6th day of November, 2017.

 

 

 

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