SAGAMORE HILLS -- Residents likely will spend less time dealing with vendors knocking at their doors.

Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Feb. 13 to limit solicitation by transient vendors within the township.

"We've had complaints in the last 24 months about people going around and knocking on doors, trying to sell you windows or whatever," Trustee John Zaccardelli said, adding the legislation is "a good thing and it's long overdue."

The penalty is a minor misdemeanor, according to the legislation.

Zaccardelli said the township will allow non-profit organizations to go door-to-door, though.

He confirmed other Ohio townships are also cracking down on transient vendors, which he said he learned last month at the Ohio Township Association meeting in Columbus.

"There were four other trustees of townships in Ohio that I got a chance to talk to," he said. "They've done the same thing in the last 12-14 months. So we're on a par with other townships."

The legislation reads that the township trustees seek "to prevent crime, fraud and harassment of the citizens of Sagamore Hills and to protect the privacy of residents."

It also reads that it would "prohibit transient vendors from selling, offering for sale or soliciting orders for future delivery of goods, or attempting to arrange an appointment for a future estimate or sales call."

Mike Lesko: 330-541-9432