On July 3, 2018 Patricia Kalba, Town Clerk of the Town of Somers released the following letter:
Dear Somers Resident:
In light of the recent soliciting campaign throughout the Town of Somers, I thought I should reach out.
The Town of Somers currently has no Peddling and Soliciting Permits issued.
In order to Solicit within the Town an application must be completed and a background check must be initiated for each person. Once the applicant's background check is vetted a permit will be issued from my office.
Solicitors are issued a Badge from my office consisting of :
- Town Seal
- Permit Number
- Permittee's Name
- Company Name
- Expiration date
On the opposite side of the Badge will be a picture of the Permittee.
If someone cannot produce that Badge to you, please immediately contact the New York State Police non-emergency number (914) 277-3651 and request that a Patrol Officer be sent your neighborhood.
Patricia Kalba, RMC
Town of Somers