[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 113 of the 1976 Code]
No person shall, except upon written permit issued by the Village Clerk, post or cause to be posted show bills, handbills, posters or any printed or written notice, or notices and advertisements of any kind whatsoever, or attach anything whatsoever of such character to any building, tree, pump, hydrant or telegraph, telephone or electric light pole within the Village.
No person shall tear down any notice, handbill or poster lawfully posted within the Village.
[Added 9-16-1976 by L.L. No. 18-1976]
Show bills, handbills, posters, or printed or written notice, or notices and advertisements posted in conformity with a permit issued pursuant to § 142-1 shall be removed within 21 days from the date of issuance of the permit.
[Adopted 6-21-1977 by L.L. No. 5-1977 (Ch. 124 of the 1976 Code); amended in its entirety 6-15-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck hereby finds and determines that the profuse and promiscuous throwing, casting, and depositing of handbills, dodgers, circulars, newspapers, booklets, posters, advertising, and other printed matter on the grounds, porches, and doorsteps throughout the Village, in both residential and nonresidential districts and upon private and public property, has caused such areas and the streets, sidewalks, and other public and private places within the Village to become unsightly, has caused the clogging of gutters and storm drains, has served to apprise prowlers and burglars when residents are absent from their homes, has generally created a public nuisance, and has violated the rights of privacy of those property owners who do not want to receive such matter, which the Board of Trustees hereby seeks to abate.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Authorize, suffer, permit, allow, tolerate, solicit, request, command, importune, engage, and/or compensate.
- Throw, cast, or deposit.
- PRINTED MATTER
- Handbills, dodgers, circulars, newspapers, booklets, posters, advertising, or other printed matter of any kind.
- All public and private property within the Village.
No person shall deposit printed matter on the ground, the porch, or the doorstep of any property after receiving notice from or on behalf of the owner or an occupant thereof to cease such activity.
No person shall allow any employee, contractor, or other agent to deposit printed matter on the ground, the porch, or the doorstep of any property after receiving notice from or on behalf of the owner or an occupant thereof to cease such activity.
Such notice may be sent by the owner or occupant of the property or any authorized agent of such owner or occupant. Any such notice shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of the notice or, if not dated, from the delivery of the notice or such date as such owner no longer owns or such occupant no longer occupies such property, the sooner to occur.
The Village Clerk is hereby authorized to collect the names of owners and occupants of properties within the Village who seek to give notice to such persons who deliver and/or allow the depositing of printed matter on the ground, the porch, or the doorstep of their respective properties and to give notice on their behalf to such persons to cease such delivery.