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Ordinance #147

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING SOLICITORS , PEDDLERS ,

HAWKERS, ITINERANT MERCHANTS OR TRANSIENT

VENDORS OF MERCHANDISE IN THE CITY OF

JOHNSON, ARKANSAS: DECLARING IT TO BE A

NUISANCE FOR THOSE ENGAGING IN SUCH PURSUITS

TO GO IN OR UPON PRIVATE RESIDENCES WITHOUT

HAVING BEEN REQUESTED OR INVITED TO DO SO;

PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION

THEREOF, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT

HEREWITH AJND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

WHEREAS, the City Council for the City of Johnson r Arkansas,
have received complaints from some Johnson residents expressing a
desire to be free from uninvited intrusion into the privacy of
their homes;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE
CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:
SECTION _!:_ That the practice of going in and upon private
residences in the City of Johnson, Arkansas by solicitors,
peddlers, hawkers, itinerate merchants, or transient vendors of
merchandise not having been requested or invited to do so by the
owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said private
residences, for the purpose of soliciting or for the sale of
goods, -wares or merchandise and/or disposing of and/or peddling
or hawking the same is declared to be a nuisance.
SECTION 2: Any person violating this Ordinance shall be
subject to a fine not to exceed $500-00 for each offense.
SECTION 3 : That the provisions of this ordinance shall not
apply to the sale, or soliciting of order for the sale of,
fruits, vegetables or other products of the farm, including meat

from domestic animals or livestock, so far as the sale of the
commodities named herein is now authorized by law.
SECTION 4: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in
conflict herewith are herewith and hereby repealed.
SECTION 5: If any section, provision, or paragraph of this
act shall be declared invalid, such invalidity shall not be
construed to affect the portions not so affected, .
SECTION 6: EMERGENCY CLAUSE The City Council for the City
of Johnson hereby finds that an emergency exists and this
ordinance being necessary for the preservation of the public
health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of
Arkansas, shall be in effect immediately upon its passage,
approval, and publication.