[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands 7-14-1925 as Secs. 1 through 11 of Art. 13 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, copartnership or corporation shall post bills or affix or distribute advertising matter in the Village of Menands, New York, without previously having obtained a permit so to do, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The Mayor of said Village may grant to any person, copartnership or corporation who shall apply to him therefor, in writing, a permit to post bills or affix and distribute advertising matter in the Village of Menands by themselves, their or its agents and servants, which said permit shall expire on the first day of May of each and every year or may be granted for a single distribution as hereinafter provided.
A permit 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.
Merchants and other residents or those having their principal place of business in the Village of Menands may post bills or affix and distribute advertising matter relating solely to their own business, according to the provisions of this chapter, without obtaining the permit called for and without paying a permit fee therefor, but said merchants and others shall not post bills or affix and distribute advertising matter relating to goods, merchandise or things not manufactured, produced or sold by themselves and which said goods, merchandise or things are sold or disposed of or intended to be sold or disposed of by merchants, dealers or storekeepers generally throughout said Village and which said advertising matter is furnished for posting, affixing or distributing by the manufacturers or producers without first having obtained a permit so to do and paid a permit fee according to the provisions of this chapter.
No person, copartnership or corporation 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 now erected or that may hereafter be erected in the Village of Menands nor on any curbstone, flagstone or any other portion or part of any sidewalk or crosswalk in said Village; nor shall any person, copartnership or corporation attach, place, 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, gate, post or tree box without first obtaining permission, in writing, of the owner, agent or occupant of the premises so to do.
Every person, copartnership or corporation to whom a permit is granted under the provisions of this chapter shall pay to the Mayor of the Board of Trustees, for the use of the Village, the sum of $25 upon delivery of the same, unless it is desired to make but a single distribution of advertising matter, in which event the Mayor may grant a permit upon payment of a permit fee of $1.
All persons, copartnerships or corporations receiving a permit to distribute advertising matter pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall cause the same to be deposited inside the doors of residences and places where the same is distributed.
The posting and distribution of showbills and dodgers shall be lawful only when the same shall be posted and distributed as herein provided.
Any person, copartnership or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty not to exceed the sum of $25 for each and every violation, and, in addition thereto, said violation shall constitute disorderly conduct and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.
Nothing herein shall be so construed so as to prevent or prohibit the posting of notices required by law.