[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 2-14-1979 as L.L. No. 4-1979, (Local Law No. 4-1979 was included as Sec. 7 of Ch. 4 of the Unified Code of Ordinances) effective 2-22-1979. Section 206-3 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL HANDBILL
- Any printed or written matter, any sample device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any manner of literature:
- A. Which advertises for sale any merchandise, product, commodity, service or thing.
- B. Which directs attention to any business or mercantile or commercial establishment or other activity for the purpose of either directly or indirectly promoting the interest thereof by sales.
- C. Which directs attention to or advertises any meeting, theatrical performance, exhibition or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged for the purpose of private gain or profit, but shall not apply where an admission fee is charged or collection is taken up for the purpose of defraying the expenses incident to such meeting, theatrical performance, exhibition or event of any kind when either of the same is held, given or takes place in connection with the dissemination of information which is not restricted under the ordinary rules of decency, good morals, public peace, safety and good order, provided that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the holding, giving or taking place of any meeting, theatrical performance, exhibition or event of any kind without a license where such license is or may be required by any law of this state or under any local law of this village.
- D. Which, while containing reading matter other than advertising matter, is predominantly and essentially an advertisement and is distributed or circulated for advertising purposes or for the private benefit and gain of any person so engaged as advertiser or distributor.
No person shall throw, cast or distribute or cause to be thrown, cast or distributed any commercial handbill, circular, card or other commercial advertising matter whatsoever in or upon any street or public place or in a front yard or courtyard or any stoop or in the vestibule or any hall of any building or in a letter box therein or in or upon any motor vehicle, provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit or otherwise regulate the delivery of any such matter by the United States Postal Service or prohibit the distribution of samples of goods or merchandise or copies of newspapers regularly sold by the copy or by subscription, except that newspapers shall be placed on private property in such a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property. This chapter is not intended to prevent the lawful distribution of anything other than commercial and business advertising matter.
[Added 3-23-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987, effective 4-2-1987]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.