[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 8-6-1981 as Ord. No. 417-81. Section 79-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall be construed to have the following meanings:
- ADVERTISING MATERIAL
- Any printed or written matter, any sample, circular, leaflet, flyer, pamphlet, paper, booklet or other printed or otherwise reproduced copy of any matter which is designed to advertise anything for sale or direct attention to any commercial establishment, meeting, exhibition or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged for the purpose of private gain or profit.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed or used wholly or in part for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously vacant, and shall include commercial store premises and any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule, entry or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to a dwelling, house, building, store or structure.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to distribute advertising material upon private premises unless the person, firm or corporation distributing such advertising material does so based upon the prior affirmative request or consent of the person or persons occupying the particular private premises.
When any person or persons have affirmatively requested or consented to have any advertising material distributed to that person's or persons' private premises, the person, firm or corporation distributing the advertising material shall only place the advertising material upon said premises in such a manner that it will not be blown away or fall to the ground.
The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by one or more of the following: imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or a fine not to exceed $1,000 or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.