June 4, 2022 at 8:07 am #7065Rana GoodmanKeymaster
I have noticed many comments on a neighborhood web page, Next Door, for our area that many seniors are being contacted by pushy door to door sales people f all type of products.
For many years we had NO SOLICITING signs posted in every village and at election times, at least in SCA, all candidates were told that flyers could not be left at homes when no one was home. These signs seem to have been removed, I don’t know why.
I contacted the city and was given the name of the Code Enforcement person who told me the following;
The City does have an Aggressive Solicitation Code in Chapter 8.94 of our Henderson Municipal Code. That section of Code is enforced mostly by the Henderson Police Department, but it does require the solicitor to be “aggressive” as defined in 8.94.010.
I know many of us have the type of personality to deal with these people, however in our community there are many elderly who are widows, widowers and others who get very intimidated by “aggressive pitch people.”
If you have been finding that your “door to door” sales people are taking an aggressive stance with you or are pushing too hard when you try to say “not interested” or “sorry I have someone” or some other form of “NO,” please call the City of Henderson Code enforcement and make a complaint about it.June 5, 2022 at 10:10 am #7074
I was told that since SCA streets are mostly public streets that there was no codification of those signs and HPD was unable to enforce a “No Solicitation” sign. There’s supposedly a letter to the SCA HOA from the city explaining why, if I can find it I’ll post it here.
We’ve gotten them at our house including offers of new windows, solar (multiple), window washing, etc. Sometimes I just tell them “I’m renting, you need to contact the homeowner” and they move on.
ALL businesses operating (inc. soliciting) within the city of Henderson are required to have a business license, resale (state tax) license, solar energy installers must have a contractor’s license, etc. IMHO someone at your door who cannot confirm or provide you details on licensing would be grounds to make a non-emergency call to the HPD. Don’t let the person know your intent. When you’ve dismissed the sales person simply call the non-emergency number for HPD and tell them that there is a suspicious person going door to door or so and so street. If there’s a unit free you might get a unit up here to check the person out. Don’t expect red lights and sirens and seeing the door to door person proned out and then cuffed up and hauled away but if the cops simply ID the person and he’s up to no good or is a known scammer, they can deal with it.June 5, 2022 at 10:11 pm #7075
Here’s some info provided by the HOA.June 5, 2022 at 10:12 pm #7076
Page TwoJune 7, 2022 at 2:18 pm #7078Rana GoodmanKeymaster
Thank you for those comments Gary and for posting the report with that great information for our readers.
I spoke with two officers that Mr. Massy referred to me and they told me that any homeowner can post a NO SOLICITING sign but it must have the NRS (Nevada Revised Statute) number on it NRS 207.200 If that is posted on any home the police will respond and get the solicitor to leave.
I’m planning on going to the City Council meeting next month and see what can be done to toughen these rules more.
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