CITY OF ST. STEPHEN
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 54.01 AND 54.02 OF ORDINANCE 54, TITLED “ORDINANCE 54 TRANSIENT MERCHANTS, PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS”
The City Council of St. Stephen, Minnesota hereby ordains as follows:
Section 54.01 of Ordinance 54 is amended to ADD the following term and definition at Subdivision 2 and RENUMBER all subsequent definitions in Section 54.01 in accordance with the addition:
Subd. 2. Non-Commercial Door-to-Door Fundraiser. A person who goes door-to-door for the primary purpose of raising money for an educational or charitable organization, including when such person engages in the sale of goods or services and an educational or charitable organization receives any and all proceeds from such sales. For the purpose of this ordinance, the term door-to-door fundraiser shall fall under the term solicitor.
Section 54.02 of Ordinance 54 is amended to ADD to following exception at b) and RENUMBER all subsequent exceptions in Section 54.02 in accordance with the addition:
b) Non-commercial door-to-door fundraisers. Nothing within this ordinance shall be interpreted to prohibit or restrict non-commercial door-to-door fundraisers. Persons engaging in non-commercial door-to-door fundraising shall not be required to register as a solicitor under Section 54.07.
This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.
Passed by the City Council of St. Stephen, Minnesota this 6th day of February 2018.
/s/ Jeff Blenkush
/s/ Cris Drais
Dated: March 29, 2019
Publish: April 5, 2019
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.