[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Downingtown 10-11-1978 by Ord. No. 78-5; amended in its entirety 8-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 203.
No person or persons, firm, corporation or other entity shall attach, or permit the attachment of, any bill, sign, poster, flag, banner or other object on any property or thing owned by the Borough, or upon any thing or land within any public right-of-way, nor upon any utility land, easement or thing owned or operated by a utility, municipal entity, or any unit of government. No bill shall be posted or sign erected on any lamppost, public utility pole, municipal sign, traffic sign, shade tree or on any building, property or structure.
No handbill or sample or other article for advertising shall be delivered to any private premises if anyone thereof so requests or if there is placed on the premises, in a conspicuous position near the entrance thereof, a sign bearing the words, "No Trespassing," "No Peddlers or Agents," "No Advertising," "No Solicitation" or any similar notice indicating, in any manner, that the occupants of said premises do not desire to have their right or privacy disturbed or to have any such handbills left upon such premises.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any person, firm, corporation or other entity who is posting, distributing or otherwise acting in a manner covered by this chapter on his own property or upon property upon which he has permission to act from the owner.
The posting, erection, or maintenance of any sign, poster, banner, flag or similar object not otherwise prohibited hereunder shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 287, Zoning, or any other applicable ordinance or regulation.
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any District Justice shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, together with costs of prosecution, for each offense and in default of payment of such fine and costs to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days. The imposition of a penalty as provided herein shall not serve to prevent the abatement of any nuisance or to prevent the revocation of the license held by any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter or any other law or ordinance while engaged in activities licensed under the provisions of this chapter.