[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of North Tonawanda 8-17-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall affix, paint, post, hang or otherwise attach, or cause or allow any of his, their or its subordinates or employees or allow anyone acting on his or their behalf to affix, paint, post, hang or otherwise attach any political banner, poster, placard or political advertising of any type whatsoever to any lampposts, telegraph or telephone poles, trees, hydrants or boxes covering the same, street signs, signal posts, wires, cables, buildings, fences, structures of any kind, sidewalks, pavements, walls, refuse and litter containers, monuments, statues, arbors, parking meters, bridges, railings, shelter houses, comfort stations, stairways, apparatus, pieces of equipment or on any other object or item, thing or place situated in or upon any of the public streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, roads or public places of the City of North Tonawanda, New York, or upon any structure or building upon any of the streets or avenues, or upon any structure or building upon any of the streets, avenues, roads, lanes, alleys or public places of the City of North Tonawanda, New York. Notwithstanding the above, on Election Day, political advertising shall be permitted at polling places so long as its placement complies with New York State Election Law. Said political advertising may be posted no sooner than 12 hours prior to the opening of the polling place and shall be removed no later than 48 hours after the closing of the polling place.
Freestanding political signs shall be permitted within all zoning districts in the City of North Tonawanda, provided that:
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are deemed not to apply.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent section and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.
Every person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 nor less than $25.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication thereof.