[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven 11-18-1992 by L.L. No. 10-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Defacement by etching, marring, carving or staining or marking by paint or other material.
It shall be unlawful to spray or create graffiti in any manner on any building or structure.
It shall be the responsibility of any person owning or occupying any building or structure which has been defaced with graffiti to cause such graffiti to be removed or covered over. Responsibility for removal or covering of graffiti shall lie with the owner or occupants, notwithstanding that said person may not have created the graffiti.
Any person who creates graffiti in any manner shall be liable for the cost of removing or covering the same.
Each and every violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense; for conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both; and upon conviction for a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, punishable by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $3,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.