[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Paulsboro 6-1-1937 by Ord. No. 214.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, cast or cause to be distributed, cast or placed, in or along any of the streets or public places of the Borough of Paulsboro or on any of the sidewalks or footpaths thereof, or into any vestibule, doorway or yard or upon any porch or any other outside part or appurtenances of any store, dwelling or other building, or in any automobile, truck or other vehicle, in this Borough, any circulars, advertisements, handbills, newspapers or other printed matter, without having first obtained a license from the Borough Clerk so to do.
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to issue any such licenses upon the payment by the applicant of the following fees: One distribution, $10 ; more than one and not exceeding 10 distributions, $50; more than 10 but not exceeding 300 distributions, $150 per annum.
It shall be unlawful for any person, whether such person be the holder of a license issued hereunder or not, to distribute, cast, place or cause to be distributed, cast or placed, in or along any of the streets or public places of the Borough of Paulsboro or any of the sidewalks or footways thereof, or into any vestibule or yard or upon any porch of any store, dwelling or other building, or in any automobile, truck or other vehicle within the limits of said Borough, any wrapping papers, wastepaper, cartons, boxes, fruit skins or other waste matter of any nature or description.
It shall be unlawful to make any distribution hereunder on Sundays or legal holidays; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any bona fide newspaper published on Sunday.
No person shall permit the distribution or delivery of any printed matter hereinbefore recited which is indecent, obscene or in any sense immoral.
Every such license shall remain in force and be valid only for the time and purpose therein expressed, and all annual licenses shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued.
The provision of this ordinance shall not be construed to affect or prohibit the distribution of the United States Mail within the Borough, or the distribution of newspapers entered as second-class matter with the United States Post Office.
The word "person," as herein used, shall mean and include natural persons, copartnerships, corporation and associations.
The purpose of this ordinance is to prevent the careless distribution of the articles enumerated in § 2-1 of this ordinance and to prevent the distribution, casting or placing of other papers and waste matter upon properties so that the same will become obnoxious or unsightly, and to provide the Borough of Paulsboro with a revenue to aid it in connection with operations of the Borough government.
Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $25 for the first offense and not more than $50 for each subsequent offense, or be imprisoned in the county jail for not exceeding 30 days.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its publication as required by law.