Elberton City Council Officially Adopts “Peddler” Ordinance

September 11, 2012

The Elberton City Council adopted the Peddler Ordinance also known as Ordinance number 2177 during last night’s Elberton City Council Meeting.

The new Ordinance’s purpose is to create and establish rules and regulations for licensing peddlers, solicitors, transient merchants, and mobile vendors within the city of Elberton.

Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn explains why the city wanted to adopt this Ordinance.

“We have had an issue over the last couple of years with having more and more street vendors, primarily along the four-lane. The requirements need to be a little more stringent so that we know who is in town, which includes identification of them, where they are from, what they are selling, and if they need to have a state license or anything”, said Dunn.

The Ordinance was placed on Second Reading during the meeting. A motion was then made to adopt Ordinance 2177, and the motion passed with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joel Seymour voting in opposition of the Ordinance.