[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Council 11-19-1962 as Secs. 19-17 and 19-18 of the 1962 Code (Ch. 154 of the 1987 Code); amended in its entirety 7-9-2007 by Ord. No. 07-28. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall place upon or attach to any public property, including any tree, telegraph, telephone or electric light pole, traffic sign, traffic signal, public telephone, park bench, playground equipment, bridge, public building or structure, or upon any of the streets within the Township any handbill, advertisement or written, printed or partly written or printed notice of any kind, except such notices as by law are required to be posted.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver or deposit, or for any person, firm or corporation to cause the delivery or deposit, of any unsolicited handbill, advertisement or written, printed or partly written or printed notice of any kind to or upon any private premises within the Township except in accordance with the terms hereof. For the purposes of this section, "unsolicited" shall mean the printed matter which has not been ordered, subscribed to or requested by the recipient.
Such unsolicited printed matter shall be placed only within a permanently installed appurtenance to the premises designed and designated for the receipt of such printed matter or, if there is none or if it is not accessible, within a three-foot radius of the primary entrance to the premises.
All unsolicited printed matter shall include the name and address of a person responsible for its circulation to whom may be addressed a written notice by any recipient indicating the recipient's desire to cease future delivery of the printed matter.
There shall be no intentional delivery whatsoever of any such unsolicited printed matter to any premises after the owner or tenant of such premises has notified the publisher or the delivery person, by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address so indicated, or in the manner indicated on the unsolicited printed matter, that the recipient desires the delivery to cease or be suspended for a stated period of time. For the purpose of condominiums or other common properties, notification must come from the individual unit owner or tenant.
Any person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation of any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code. Each delivery in violation of the terms hereof shall be deemed a separate offense.