[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 3-27-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any newspaper of general circulation, any newspaper duly entered or registered with the United States Postal Service in accordance with federal statute or regulation and any newspaper filed or recorded with any recording office as provided by law or any publication containing news, editorial or advertising content and which is intended to be disseminated to the general public either with or without charge from a vending box.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind that is the owner or publisher of any newspaper or who dispenses, distributes or disseminates any newspaper.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Any street, alley, avenue, boulevard, court, highway or road and the legal right-of-way thereof, including but not limited to the cartway or traffic lanes, curb, sidewalks, whether paved or unpaved, and any grass plots or other grounds found within the legal right-of-way of a street. The term shall also include any shopping centers, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, public buildings and similar areas that are opened for the use of the public.
- VENDING BOX
- Any box, receptacle or machine from which newspapers are intended to be dispensed, distributed or disseminated to the general public, either with or without charge or the payment of any contribution or subscription.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispense, distribute or disseminate any newspaper by means of vending boxes located in, on or upon any public property located within the City of Bordentown, except in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispense, distribute or disseminate any newspaper within the City of Bordentown from any vending box which is located in, on or upon the public property and which is:
Chained, locked, bolted or affixed to any street sign, traffic control, lamppost, tree, waste receptacle or other device located in, on or upon the public property.
No person shall install or construct any vending box for the sale or distribution of newspapers in the City of Bordentown which is located in, on or upon the public property, unless the vending box is installed and constructed in such a manner as to be securely fastened to its own concrete foundation not less than three inches in depth and to be free from movement or tipping.