CITY OF WARWICK
ORDINANCE NO. O-17-32
APPROVED SCOTT AVEDISIAN
December 5, 2017 MAYOR
PEDDLERS AND HAWKERS
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
Section I. Chapter 46 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick is hereby amended to add the following:
Sec. 46-3. - Ice cream, mobile food vendors and lemonade peddlers.
(a) No peddler or hawker selling or distributing any ice cream, lemonade or any other food items shall park or stop his/her vehicle for the purpose of making a sale of such items in an area which is closer than 200 feet to a school building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on days on which school is in session, as measured from the closest point of the property upon which the building is located to the location on which the vehicle is parked.
(b) All peddlers and hawkers parking in any allowed area within the city must comply with all of the city’s traffic regulations, including, but not limited to, stopping with the right wheels to the curb, and they shall only be allowed to park for that amount of time which it takes to serve a customer.
Sec. 46-4. - Hot dog and fast food peddlers mobile food vendors.
(a) No Any hawker or vendor selling or distributing any prepared foodstuffs such as hot dogs, hamburgers, etc., shall park or stop his/her vehicle for the purpose of preparing and selling such foodstuffs to a customer in any area other than that so designated as their authorized sales area under this license.
(b) All peddlers parking in any allowed area within the city must comply with all of the city’s traffic regulations, including, but not limited to, stopping with the right wheels to the curb, and they shall only be allowed to park for that amount of time which it takes to serve a customer.
Sec. 46-8. - Identification cards—Issuance; wearing of card; deposit.
Every person, firm or corporation licensed under this chapter shall also obtain from the chief of police an identification card of plastic at least three inches by two inches, and shall at all times while engaged in the business for which he/she is licensed wear such identification card conspicuously on the outside of his/her outside coat. In the case of a firm or corporation, a specific number of identification cards may be issued to accommodate the specific needs of the licensee. Such identification card shall contain a number which shall correspond to the identification card number marked on the license and shall be issued upon the deposit of $10.00 by such person, firm or corporation as shall obtain the license bearing such identification card number. Upon the surrender of such identification card to the chief of police, the deposit shall be returned and the license shall thereby be revoked. No less than one person working to sell or distribute foodstuff under the provisions of this chapter shall maintain and display an identification card.
Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as prescribed by law.
COUNCIL PRESIDENT SOLOMON
On Behalf of MAYOR AVEDISIAN
Lyn Pagliarini, Acting City Clerk