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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:49 pm

Tony McNeill of Archdale, N.C., does have a peddlers license to sell his furniture door-to-door in Madison.

Despite the city commissioners’ vote on Monday to reject his license application, city officials took a different position during the last two days. McNeill was issued a peddlers license, and he wants to start selling furniture to Madison residents tomorrow (Thursday).

McNeill contacted Madison officials and made a point that the city doesn’t have the authority to restrict interstate commerce.

However, the city can ask business people to obtain a license and pay fees for performing door-to-door sales operations.

McNeill, an owner of Capital City Carriers, wanted to assure local residents that he will sell the furniture that he carries in his truck and deliver it into customers’ hands during the sale. He said that he doesn’t take deposits from customers and make deliveries in the future.

McNeill paid fees to the city to sell door-to-door for two days, but he said he could extend the time that he spends in Madison selling furniture.