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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Order prohibiting canvassing, door to door peddling due to covid

Pursuant to the powers authorized by the state - Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has issued an order prohibiting canvassing, peddling, soliciting due to Covid-19.

EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED PROHIBITING PEDDLEERS, SOLICITORS AND CANVASSERS FROM GOING HOUSE TO HOUSE DUE TO COVID-19 IN GREENBURGH

 I, Paul J. Feiner, Town Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New York, in order to protect residents in the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh, hereby issue the following Local Emergency Order No 1.5  pursuant to the Constitution of the State of New York and Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, specifying that :

  1.  Pursuant to Section 24(1)(b),  Peddlers, Solicitors, and Canvassers as defined in Chapter 390 of the Code of the Town Of Greenburgh, are prohibited from going from house to house or place of business to place of business or any combination thereof for the purpose of peddling, canvassing or soliciting as defined under such chapter during this Town of Greenburgh Declaration of Disaster Emergency, declared on March 17, 2020.

      

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, I issued the Town of Greenburgh Declaration of Disaster Emergency pursuant to Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Greenburgh is affected by the Covid-19 virus pandemic, and the public health emergency that was the underlying public health and safety emergency of the Declaration of Disaster Emergency still exists and is even worse; and

WHEREAS, as of December 9, 2020, in excess of 55,796 residents of Westchester County, including nearly 1,861 residents of the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh, have contracted the Covid-19 virus and 1,539 Westchester County residents suffered Covid-19 virus related deaths; and three nearby Westchester communities remain in colored zones of concern with positive Covid-19 rates well in excess of 5%; and

WHEREAS, it is essential that residents of the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh take strong measures to protect themselves from contracting Covid-19 by wearing masks and maintaining six feet of distance from other individuals; and

WHEREAS, many residents are following the recommendation of both New York Governor Cuomo and Westchester County Executive George Latimer to work from home if at all possible and limit personal interactions with persons outside the home; and

WHEREAS, door to door peddlers, solicitors and canvassers, may put residents of the unincorporated Town of Greenburgh at a greater risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus by traveling door to door to resident’s homes and such residents are more focused on protecting the safety of their families during this public health emergency;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul J. Feiner, Town Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New York, in order to protect residents in the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh, hereby issue the following Local Emergency Order No 1.5  pursuant to the Constitution of the State of New York and Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, specifying that :

  1.  Pursuant to Section 24(1)(b),  Peddlers, Solicitors, and Canvassers as defined in Chapter 390 of the Code of the Town Of Greenburgh, are prohibited from going from house to house or place of business to place of business or any combination thereof for the purpose of peddling, canvassing or soliciting as defined under such chapter during this Town of Greenburgh Declaration of Disaster Emergency, declared on March 17, 2020.

     

  1. The Police Department is authorized to enforce this Local Emergency Order 1.5 as indicated under Chapter 390-13 of the Code of the Town of Greenburgh since no permits shall be issued to conduct peddling, soliciting, or canvassing during this present public health emergency.

 

  1. This Local Emergency Order shall become effective 6:00 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

 

  1. This Local Emergency Order No. 1.5 is subject to any written directive issued to me by the Governor of the State of New York or the New York State Department of Health necessitating a modification of this Order.

 

  1. This Local Emergency Order No. 1.5 shall remain in effect for a period of five (5) days, and automatically renew until the Declared State of Emergency relating to the Covid-19 Virus Outbreak has ceased, or earlier upon a declaration by me, as Town Supervisor, that the State of Emergency no longer exists in the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh.

 

Issued:  December 21, 2020

       12:00 p.m.

 

 

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PAUL J. FEINER, Supervisor

Town of Greenburgh

pfeiner@greenburghny.com

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