[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes by Ord. No. 965 (Sec. 3-10 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PRINTED MATTER OR PRINTED MATERIALS
- All newspapers, shoppers, circulars, leaflets, flyers, handbills, commercial and noncommercial, and all similar materials.
- The printed matter referred to herein which has not been ordered, subscribed to or requested by the recipient.
No person shall throw or distribute any printed material in or upon any sidewalk, street or other public place within the Borough of Franklin Lakes or in or upon any unoccupied motor vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver or deposit or for any person, firm or corporation to cause the delivery or deposit of any unsolicited printed material to or upon any private premises within the Borough of Franklin Lakes, except in accordance with the terms hereof.
Printed matter may be delivered to private premises when delivered in accordance with the following:
Printed matter shall be placed only within a permanently installed appurtenance to the premises designed and designated for the receipt of such printed matter, or if there is none, it shall be placed on the ground or floor at a point beneath the place where such premises receives its mail or within a three-foot radius of that point.
Printed matter which plainly bears upon it an address to which a written notice indicating the recipient's desire to cease future delivery of the particular item of printed matter may be sent, may at all times be delivered to private premises unless delivery is prohibited pursuant to the terms of § 283-5.
It shall be a violation of this chapter when unsolicited printed matter is intentionally delivered to a private premises after the owner or tenant of said premises has notified the publisher or the delivery person, or in the case of printed matter referred to in § 283-4B hereof, after the owner or tenant of the premises has provided notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address so indicated, that delivery shall cease or be suspended for a stated period of time.
Any person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500. Each delivery in violation of the terms hereof shall be deemed a separate offense.