[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra 7-9-1979 by Ord. No. 6-79 (Ch. 53 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Free distribution and/or delivery.
- The person performing the act of distributing the materials, whether that person is acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent, and it shall apply to any employer or principal of the employee or agent who performs the act of distribution.
- PRINTED MATTER
- Includes any or all of the following: circulars, handbills, notices, cards, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and leaflets.
The following regulations for the distribution of printed matter and/or samples of merchandise are hereby established in and for the Borough as a part of this chapter:
No printed matter or samples of merchandise shall be placed, thrown or discarded or caused to be placed, thrown or discarded by any person upon any public street, road, avenue, park or other public place in said Borough, or upon the lawn or in the yard appurtenant to any residence or other building located therein, or upon any field or other open space within said Borough.
No printed matter or sample or merchandise shall be distributed or caused to be distributed by any person at any residence or other building within said Borough unless such printed matter or sample or merchandise is delivered into the hands of some person there offering to receive the same, is placed in a slot or receptacle provided on the premises for the receipt of printed matter or is placed within five feet of a door or entranceway of such residence or other building.
No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed any printed matter or sample or merchandise upon the premises of any residence or other building known to be vacant by the person distributing or causing to be distributed such printed matter or sample or merchandise.
This chapter shall not apply to the distribution of printed matter or samples of merchandise that shall have been previously ordered or requested by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises where such distribution is made or to the distribution of printed matter or samples or merchandise by mail.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $200. A separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day during which a violation occurs or continues.