[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as Sec. 11-3-2 of the 1995 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall throw any glass, refuse or waste, filth or other litter upon the streets, alley, highways, public parks or other property of the Village, or upon property within the Village owned by the School District or any private person, or upon the surface of any body of water within the Village.
Scope. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all sales, promotions and other commercial ventures that result in litter being deposited on any street, alley or other public way.
Litter to be cleaned up. Any person, firm, corporation or association carrying on an enterprise that results in litter being deposited on any street, alley or other public way shall clean up the same within 12 hours of the time the same is deposited. If any such litter is subject to being blown about, it shall be picked up immediately. If any such litter is likely to attract animals or vermin, such litter shall be picked up immediately.
Litter picked up at litterer's expense. If any person, firm, corporation or association fails to pick up any litter as required by Subsection B within the time specified, the Village shall arrange to have the same picked up by Village crews or by private enterprise. Applicable bidding procedures shall be used for any arrangement for the use of private enterprise to pick up such litter. The entire expense of picking up such litter, together with an additional charge of 20% for administrative expenses, shall be charged to the person, firm, corporation or association that did the littering. If such sum is not promptly paid, steps shall be taken, with the advice of the Village Attorney's office, to collect the same. This charge shall be in addition to any forfeiture or other penalty for violation of this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, cause or permit to be deposited, placed or parked any vegetation, earth, sand, gravel, water, snow, ice, debris, waste material, foreign substance, construction materials, equipment or object upon any street, sidewalk or public property without authorization of the Village Board or Director of Public Works pursuant to the provisions of this Code of Ordinances, or upon any private property without the consent of the owner or lessee of the property. Any person who deposits, causes or permits to be deposited, placed or parked any such materials, equipment or objects upon any street, sidewalk or property shall be responsible to properly mark or barricade the area so as to prevent a safety hazard.
Permit required. No person, either by himself or his agent, shall distribute or peddle either from door to door or by handing to the people in the public streets any handbills, newspapers, magazines, cards or propaganda or literature of any kind without the written permission of the Village Marshal or Village Clerk-Treasurer, but this section shall not prohibit delivery of newspapers to subscribers thereof.
Permits issued. The Village Marshal or Village Clerk-Treasurer, upon being satisfied that the matter intended for distribution shall contain no obscene, indecent, or immoral literature or pictures, and upon being satisfied that the person or persons doing the actual distributing or peddling shall exercise due and proper care that such matter shall not be thrown in the public streets or on private lawns, but shall be securely placed at each door in such manner as will assure against its being blown about and creating a public nuisance, shall issue a written permit. Such permit shall describe generally the matter to be distributed and shall name the person or persons who shall do the actual distributing. The Village Marshal or Village Clerk-Treasurer may, in his discretion, grant continuing or indeterminate permits for such matters and to such persons as he may deem proper, which said permits may be revoked by the Village Marshal or Village Clerk-Treasurer at any time it appears that the distribution is not made in the manner described in this section.
Recourse to the Village Board. Any person or persons who shall feel aggrieved by the action of the Village Marshal or Village Clerk-Treasurer in granting or refusing a permit may appeal to the Village Board.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Violations of this chapter are punishable as set forth in § 1-4, General penalty, of the Code, with forfeitures in accordance with the Village's Schedule of Forfeitures.