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Metro Council ponders peddlers ordinance

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

The Metro Council instructed Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart, Metro Sheriff Mark Logan and Metro Attorney John T. Bobo to form a working group to propose a metro ordinance to address door-to-door salesmen in the county.

A group of traveling sales people caused a stir a few weeks ago with their “pushy, high-pressure tactics.”

According to Sheriff Logan, all door-to-door sales people are asked to get a business license and provide ID’s and vehicle registration when doing business in the county.

“Most of the time, they just don’t want to bother and move on,” said Sheriff Logan in the meeting. “Several times, we’ve run their ID’s and had active warrants come back for misdemeanor or even felony charges.”

Sheriff Logan said the intention of his request was to have an ordinance on the books with “some teeth.”

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