A Bylaw To Classify, Regulate, Control And Licence Any Business, Trade Or Calling Within The Municipality Except Those Businesses Operating From A Commercially-assessed Property Located Within The Town Of Rocanville
Whenever in this bylaw the following words or terms are used, they shall, unless otherwise provided, be held to have the following meanings:
"Building, Business, Owner" shall be interpreted within the meaning of The Municipalities Act;
"Contractor" means and includes any person who contracts or covenants to do anything for another specifically or who makes a business of executing work according to contract. Examples include but are not limited to plumbers, electricians, landscapers, handymen, general contractors, snow removal providers, persons providing grass maintenance, travel agents, janitors, roofers;
"Council" means the Council of the Town of Rocanville;
"Direct Seller" means a person who goes from house to house selling or offering for sale, or soliciting orders for the future delivery of, goods or services. Each Direct Seller shall present a current Provincial (SK) Direct Seller's Licence prior to purchasing a Direct Seller's Licence from the Town. Examples include but are not limited to the sale of security systems, vacuum cleaners, food;
"Home Occupation" means a small sales-oriented business conducted entirely within a residential building and in no event shall such use be apparent from any public roadway. Only the residence's owner shall be engaged in the Home Occupation; there will be no other employees of the home occupation working for the home owner in the residential building. Examples include but are not limited to the sale of Tupperware, Avon, MaryKay Cosmetics;
"Licence" shall mean a business licence issued by the Town;
"Person" includes individuals, businesses, corporations and/or partnerships; and
"Town" shall mean the Town of Rocanville, in the Province of Saskatchewan.
No person shall carry on any trade, business or calling within the Town unless they have in their possession a valid licence for the purposes issued in accordance with the provision of this bylaw.
Persons conducting business in a commercially-assessed property are not required to obtain a licence under this bylaw.
Every licence issued under this bylaw shall expire at 11:59 pm on December 31 in the year that it is issued.
The Council may refuse, suspend or revoke a licence in its absolute discretion, but it shall give reasons for any refusal, suspension or revocation and its actions are not open to review by any Court. The power of the Council to refuse, suspend or revoke a licence is to be exercised in good faith, without discrimination and in the public interest. The licence holder will be given the full opportunity to be heard by the Council. No refunds will be issued for suspended or revoked licences.
The following annual licence fees apply and will be reduced by 50% if paid within 30 days of the invoice date:
$100.00 Contractor, Business
60.00 Direct Seller (a current Provincial (SK) Direct Seller's Licence must be presented)
$40.00 Home Occupation
Bylaw No. 2004-01 is hereby repealed.
Any person found guilty of an infraction of any provision of this bylaw, shall be subject to the penalties provided in the General Penalty Bylaw of the Town.
This bylaw shall come into force and take effect upon the date adopted by Council.
Read a first time this 15th day of April, 2015
Read a second time this 15th day of April, 2015
Read a third time this 15th day of April, 2015
Monica M. Merkosky
Town of Rocanville
Box 265 - 103 Ellice Street, Rocanville, SK S0A 3L0