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Troy cracking down on vendors

The City of Troy is beginning to crack down on curb-side vendors.

City Clerk Alton Starling said the several vendors have opened up with the onset of spring-like weather, but haven't come into City Hall for a business license.

"The intention of the ordinance is to protect the citizens of Troy," Starling said.

Vendors are required to apply for a license 14 days prior to selling any products, and the transient licenses are good for seven days.

Starling said the vendors are also required to file a surety bond for a minimum of $5,000, and are restricted from operating on Sundays.

"We're starting to crack down this week," he said.

Both the city's license and inspection department and the police department are checking vendors for compliance.

"We basically want to make sure they comply with the ordinance and that if someone has a problem with merchandise, they can come into city hall and go against the surety bond if necessary," Starling said.

The move also helps prevent the movement of stolen property, he said.