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Shaler considers reducing hours for door-to-door soliciting

| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Shaler officials are considering reducing hours when solicitors can go door-to-door and increasing fees for solicitors' licenses.

A proposed ordinance would limit solicitors to going door-to-door to sell goods and services from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The current ordinance allows soliciting from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

The ordinance also would increase the cost of a solicitors license to $100 from $50 for a 30-day license and to $200 from $100 for a one-year license.

In addition, the ordinance would no longer allow people who own an established business or their employees to solicit without a license.

Exceptions would include newspaper home delivery, farmers selling their products, charitable or religious canvassers and those engaged in political or other First Amendment speech or solicitation.

The township will hold a public hearing on the proposal at a board of commissioners meeting starting at 7 p.m. June 12 at 300 Wetzel Road, according to a legal notice.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, or via Twitter @tclift.

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