[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington 5-16-1994 by L.L. No. 6-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to paint, mark, write on, post or otherwise affix any handbill, placard or sign to or upon any sidewalk, crosswalk, curb, lamppost, street or traffic sign, hydrant, tree, shrub, fence, utility pole, public bridge, drinking fountain, statue, monument, police call box, fire call box or any property owned by the Village or within the public way without first obtaining a permit from the Village Clerk on a form provided by the Village Clerk.
The Village Clerk shall not deny a permit unless the issuance of the permit for the particular time, place or manner of proposed posting of such materials would interfere with public safety, block views, impede traffic circulation or constitute a clutter and visual blight.
Permits shall expire three days after the date of the latest event described in the handbill, placard or sign. If no such date is contained in the handbill, placard or sign, then the permit shall expire 30 days after its issuance. Permits shall be renewable for additional thirty-day periods upon application to the Village Clerk.
Upon the expiration of the permit as described in § 131-3, the person or persons named in the permit shall remove the handbills, placards or signs within three days.
Any handbill, placard or sign found posted or otherwise affixed upon any public property contrary to the provisions of § 131-1 or 131-4 shall be removed by the Police Department or the Department of Public Works. The person or persons responsible for any such illegal posting shall be liable for the cost incurred in the removal thereof, which amount shall not be less than $25 for each handbill, placard or sign removed, and the Department of Public Works is authorized to effect the collection of such costs.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $350, plus the cost of removal of the unauthorized handbills, placards or signs.