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CITY OF CLOQUET ORDINANCE NO. 431A

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Cloquet Minnesota 122 Avenue C 55720

CITY OF CLOQUET 

ORDINANCE NO. 431A

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 6.6 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, ITINERANT BUSINESSES AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS

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The City Council of the City of Cloquet does hereby ordain as follows:

Section 1. That Section 6.6.02, Definitions, be amended by adding the following definition:

Subd. 7. Farmers Market. A "farmers market" is an association with formal rules and/or bylaws or membership requirements who assemble at a defined location for the purpose of selling their agricultural products (fresh fruits, vegetables and other locally-grown farm products) directly to consumers.

Section 2. That Section 6.6.04, Subd. 2 (A), License Term, be amended to read:

A. An annual license, which may be issued only to the owner or proprietor of a private premise such as a hotel, motel, shopping mall, banquet facility, service club, armory, ice arena, etc., and a farmers market, wherein a transient merchant as defined in Section 6.6.02, Subd. 2, may lease or otherwise occupy space to engage in said temporary business. An applicant for an annual license must provide the City with assurances that each transient merchant engaged in business upon his/her premise meets the minimum requirements of this and all other applicable ordinances.

Section 3. That Section 6.6.08, Subd. 2, Use of Streets, Parks or Other Public Lands Prohibition, be amended to read:

Subd. 2. Use of Streets, Parks or Other Public Lands Prohibition. The practice of selling goods, wares and produce whether from fruit or vegetable stands and portable shelters or from vehicles and/or trailers while parked on City streets, parks, other public lands and park rights-of-way is hereby prohibited unless otherwise exempted under Section 6.6.09 or such sales are part of a farmers market which has otherwise been authorized or approved by the City Council to sell in such public areas; it being in the public interest to avoid traffic hazards, parking congestion and health hazards that such practices create and to eliminate damage or disruption of the use of parks or public lands by others.

Section 4. That Section 6.6.04, Subd. 1, License Fee, be amended to add the following:

A. A farmers market, as defined under Section 6.6.02, Subd. 7, shall be exempt from the annual license fee.

Section 5. That Section 6.6.05, Subd. 1, Investigation, be amended to add the following:

A. A farmers market, as defined under Section 6.6.02, Subd. 7, shall be exempt from the investigation fee.

Section 6. The City's fee schedule be amended to add the following:

Transient Merchant-Farmers Market

Annual License Fee...Exempt

Transient Merchant-Farmers Market

Investigation Fee.......Exempt

Section 7. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication in accordance with law.

Passed this 17th day of December, 2013.

CITY OF CLOQUET

By: Bruce Ahlgren

Its Mayor

ATTEST:

Brian Fritsinger

Its City Administrator

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