City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Gasoline and motor oil display signs — See Ch. 168.
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Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ch. 3 of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274.

§ 117-1 License required.

No person shall post bills or affix or distribute advertising matter in the city without first having obtained a license to do so, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

§ 117-2 Issuance of license; expiration.

[Amended 10-29-1973 by Ord. No. 16216]
The Office of Consumer Protection of the city may grant to any person who shall apply to him therefor in writing a license to post bills and affix and distribute advertising matter by himself, his agents and servants in the city, which license shall expire on the first Tuesday of May of each year.

§ 117-3 Bond prerequisite to license issuance.

[Amended 10-29-1973 by Ord. No. 16216]
Every applicant for a license under the provisions of this chapter shall file with the Office of Consumer Protection, at the time of making the application, a bond to be approved by the Corporation Counsel, executed to the city in the penal sum of $1,000, conditioned for the faithful observance of § 117-7 and of the laws and ordinances of the city and that he will pay all penalties and damages for which he may become liable while carrying on said business. Said bond shall be executed by the applicant, together with two sureties, who must be residents and freeholders of the County of Schenectady.

§ 117-4 License fee.

[Amended 10-29-1973 by Ord. No. 16216; 10-29-1973 by Ord. No. 16944; 3-18-1991 by Ord. No. 91-11]
Every person to whom a license may be granted under the provisions of this chapter shall pay to the Office of Consumer Protection for the use of the city, upon the delivery of the same, the sum of $150 per annum.

§ 117-5 Nontransferability of license.

A license granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall not be transferred, and if transferred shall at once become null and void as if it had expired by its own limitation.

§ 117-6 Effect on local merchants.

[Amended 10-29-1973 by Ord. No. 16216]
Merchants and other residents of, or having their principal place of business at, the city may post bills and affix and distribute advertising matter relating solely to their own business, according to the provisions of this chapter, with the consent of the Office of Consumer Protection, without paying a license fee. But said merchants and others shall not post bills, affix or distribute advertising matter relating to goods, merchandise or things not manufactured, produced or sold by themselves, but which goods, merchandise or things are sold or disposed of or intended to be sold or disposed of by merchants, dealers or storekeepers generally throughout the city, and which advertising matter is furnished for posting, affixing or distributing by the manufacturers or producers, without first having obtained a license to do so according to the provisions of this chapter.

§ 117-7 Advertising locations restricted.

No person shall attach, place, paint or paste, or cause to be attached, placed, painted or pasted, any sign, advertisement or other matter upon any public lamppost, electric light pole, electric railway pole, telegraph pole, telephone pole, shade tree or fire hydrant in the city or on any curbstone, flagstone or on any other portion or part of any sidewalk or crosswalk in the city; nor shall any person attach, paint or paste, or cause to be attached, placed, painted or pasted, any sign, advertisement, or other matter upon any house or part thereof, wall, fence, gatepost or tree box, without first obtaining permission, in writing, of the owner, agent or occupant of the premises so to do.

§ 117-8 Distributing samples and handbills.

No person shall distribute samples, handbills or other advertising matter in this city by handing to persons on the street, and no person shall distribute handbills or other advertising matter at houses, stores or places of business, otherwise than by putting the same under doors of such houses, stores or places of business, and when so distributing, no bell connected with such houses, stores or places of business shall be rung.

§ 117-9 Certain publications exempted.

The sale of any newspaper, periodical or other publication having or seeking a regular circulation in the city shall not be affected by anything in this chapter.