[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont 1-13-1969 as Ch. 32 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
From and after the passage and approval of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, copartnership, firm or corporation to post or distribute, by throwing, handing, passing or placing, any handbills or dodgers or any kind of advertising matter or device, newspapers or wastepaper upon any street, lane, alley, wayside, sidewalk or public park or on poles in or of the Borough of Oakmont; or to distribute or cause to be distributed or throw from any vehicle on, in or along any of the highways of the borough any such handbills or dodgers or any kind of advertising device or devices, newspapers or wastepaper, and the distribution, posting or scattering of written, printed or painted notices, handbills, placards, bills or posters or other advertisement, within or along the limits of any such highway, street, alley or public park or playground, or the placing, posting or painting or attaching the same on public or private property, without the consent of the owner or tenant lawfully in possession or occupancy thereof; or in any such manner as to cause or permit the same to be blown over, across and upon any alleys, streets, public highways, parks or public playgrounds, lands, buildings or improvements, or to throw or cause the throwing or placing thereof or permitting the same to remain, in, on or along streets, alleys, parks, playgrounds, streams, brooks, sewers, river or river banks or other public places, all of which is likewise hereby prohibited, until and unless a license or permit therefor shall first be had as hereinafter provided, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the posting of any notice required by law or order of court to be posted, nor to the delivery of mail, newspapers or periodicals, nor to the delivery of goods regularly delivered to a consignee.
No person, firm or corporation shall distribute or cause to be distributed any advertising matter, circulars, handbills or other advertising matter or devices within the Borough of Oakmont without first having obtained a permit for the same from the Mayor or Borough Secretary of said borough.
No permit shall be issued unless the applicant shall have paid to the Mayor or Borough Secretary a sum as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council, per day, for each person distributing and an amount as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council for each separate advertising matter or device to be delivered.
No permit shall be issued except upon the condition that the distribution of said advertising matter, handbills, circulars or other advertising matter or devices shall be conducted in conformity with this chapter and so as not to cause any public nuisance or annoyance.
Any person violating any of the terms and provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days. In addition thereto, upon conviction, any permit issued to the party convicted under this chapter shall be revoked and no further permit granted. Any person convicted under this chapter shall have the right to appeal as in other cases of summary conviction.