[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rochester 2-9-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. 106 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall carry on the business of bill posting and distributing or sign advertising, which shall be construed to cover the act of going upon any of the public streets or into residences or places of business for the purpose of circulating advertisements of any kind or of posting or painting advertisements of any nature whatsoever, except notices required by law, without a license for such purpose.
The annual license fee shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Each person licensed hereunder shall file a bond in the amount of $1,000, conditioned for the faithful observance of the laws and ordinances relating to bill posting, distributing and sign advertising.
Bill posters and sign advertisers shall wear conspicuously a badge bearing the license number and the words "licensed advertiser" and shall procure and exhibit in a conspicuous place upon every vehicle used in said business a sign, issued annually by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, bearing the year, license number and name of business.
Religious, charitable or political organizations may be granted permission, in writing, by the Village Clerk-Treasurer to advertise a meeting without securing the license described in this chapter.
Any person residing in and transacting business in the town/village may be granted permission, in writing, by the Village Clerk-Treasurer to advertise, distribute advertisements or sell products of the business in which he is directly engaged from house to house or store to store without securing the license described in this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation.