[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Nanticoke as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-17-2017 by Ord. No. 4-2017]
No person shall be permitted to paint on or otherwise deface or mark property owned by the City of Nanticoke, including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, right-of-way areas and real property, whether improved or unimproved, without prior written authorization of the City of Nanticoke unless otherwise permitted by law. Public utilities are permitted to mark streets, sidewalks and rights-of-way to the extent permitted by law. The City of Nanticoke reserves the right to paint or mark City-owned property, upon request of a resident, provided that the resident pays for all costs associated with such work. The City reserves the right to approve or reject requests for such work as it deems appropriate.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $300, and each day that the condition is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate violation for the purposes of this article. Any person found to be in violation of this article shall restore the City-owned property to the condition that it existed in prior to the painting or defacing of the property at its own expense. Failure to restore the property under this provision shall result in the City restoring the property and imposing the cost of said restoration upon the property owner. If such costs are not paid within 15 days of notice by the City, the City shall place a lien against the property for all costs and fines, including all filing fees and attorneys fees occasioned for having to take these actions.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the City of Nanticoke in conflict with this ordinance to the extent of such conflict, and no further, are hereby repealed.
The provisions of this article are severable, and if any section, sentence, clause, revision, part or other portion hereof shall be held unconstitutional, illegal, invalid or otherwise ineffective, the validity of the remaining provisions shall be unaffected thereby. It is the intention of the Council of the City of Nanticoke that this article would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal, invalid, or otherwise ineffective section, sentence, clause, or provision, part or other portion not been included herein.