[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 8-29-1983 by L.L. No. 7-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall affix, paint, post, hand 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, things or place situated in or upon any of the public streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, roads or public places of the Town of Kent, New York, or upon any structure or building upon any of the streets, avenues, roads, lanes, alleys or public places of the Town of Kent, New York.
Freestanding political signs shall be permitted within all zoning districts within the Town of Kent, provided that:
They are not erected prior to four weeks before the date of the election involved.
They are not placed within the right-of-way of any road or street and do not obstruct traffic.
They are removed not later than 12:00 midnight of the Sunday following the election.
The maximum sign size shall be four by eight feet.
No signs shall be placed within 35 feet of the center line of the highway.
The maximum number of signs shall be eight per political party.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are deemed not to apply.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this chapter 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 chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100 nor less than $25.
This chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1984.