Council seeking resolution for residents not happy with solicitors

Door to door salesman becoming a problem
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore has recently received several complaints from residents about door-to-door salespeople.

Monday nigh, the city council discussed a proposed ordinance that will allow residents to fill out a form to opt out of any solicitor coming to their door.

Council member Tyler Dunegan said the town has seen many out-of-state businesses selling items by going door to door.

He says they have had several reports of them being pushy and demanding.

"We've had some elderly residents who aren't comfortable with the door-to-door soliciting," Dunegan said. "So, this gives them an opportunity or any resident an opportunity to prohibit that at their home."

The proposed ordinance does not affect church groups, political candidates or anyone under the age of 18.

If it passes, Dunegan said solicitors that go to a home on the opt-out list will be fined $100 and the fine will double with each offense.

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