[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 12-20-1977 as Ord. No. 1427. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Soliciting and transient vendors — See Ch. 251.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words and phrases shall be construed throughout this chapter to have the meanings herein set forth:
- The Board of Commissioners.
- Includes natural persons, individuals, corporations, eleemosynary, philanthropic, charitable or religious institutions or nonprofit corporations, homeowner associations, unincorporated associations, partnerships and joint ventures who or which are owners of real estate within the township, their equitable owners, any agents, servants, workmen or employees thereof or independent contractors thereof.
- Includes yard sale, garage sale, sidewalk sale, auction, rummage sale, attic sale or any other activity by which a person or persons not engaged in such sales as a commercial activity shall display items of personalty to other persons and invite the bidding or purchase thereof by said persons.
Restriction on handbills or signs. Any signs or handbills placed within the township relating to a sale shall be subject to the following restrictions:
Time of placement. The handbills or signs shall not be publicly placed within the township any earlier than two (2) weeks prior to the date scheduled for sale.
Location. No handbills or signs shall be placed upon private property of another without written consent having first been had or secured, and no sign or handbill may be posted upon the private property of another on more than one (1) occasion per year.
List of locations. In the event that signs or handbills are employed, the person conducting the sale shall provide a list of all locations within the township where signs were placed.
Manner of affixing. No handbills or signs shall be permitted which are affixed in any way to utility poles or within any street or public right-of-way.
No person shall conduct more than two (2) sales on a specific property within residentially zoned districts in the township during any calendar year.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, by summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) and the costs of the prosecution; provided, however, that each day's violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to enlarge the uses permitted within Chapter 295, Zoning, as it may be amended.