Sec. 3-1. License--Required.
No person shall post any bill or sign except on his own property or advertise by distributing packages or handbills or other printed matter upon the streets or from house to house within the city without having obtained a city license therefor, which license shall be granted by the city clerk upon payment of a fee.
Sec. 3-2. Same--Fee schedule.
(a) The fee for a license to advertise by means of posters and billposting shall be $125.00.(b) The fee for a license to advertise by means of handbills, other than posters, for each person employed, shall be:
(1) One day, $1.00.
(2) One week, $5.00.
(3) One year, $25.00.
Sec. 3-3. Billposters defined.
Billposters, within the meaning of this chapter, shall be construed to include all persons who engage in the business of posting by tacking, pasting, painting, or otherwise fastening or distributing upon the streets any advertising matter, bills, posters, pictures or any other thing, matter or device whatsoever advertising the business of any person, whether that of merchant, manufacturer, publisher or person engaged in any business or industrial pursuit or of any opera, theater, show, circus or other exhibition; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to the painting of store, office or other signs by sign painters, nor to posting of legal notices by public officers or attorneys in the manner or in the places prescribed by law.
Sec. 3-4. Billposting permit.
No person shall engage in or carry on the business or occupation of a billposter, including the distribution of advertising matter, without first having obtained a permit from the city clerk.
Sec. 3-5. Reserved.
Sec. 3-6. Scattering of waste material from billboards prohibited.
No billposter shall scatter, daub or leave any paste, glue or other like substance used for affixing bills upon any public sidewalk or pavement, or scatter or throw any old bills or waste material removed from billboards on the surface of any public or private ground.
Sec. 3-7. Posting on public property.
No person shall paint, print, post or in any way affix any picture, bill, banner, planter, or advertising matter of any kind upon any post, hydrant, curb, sidewalk or other public improvement in any public ground or street, nor upon any bridge or part of the same or public building, structure or erection of any kind belonging to the city, unless express consent therefor shall have been first granted by the public works director and city administrator, nor upon any mast or pole in any street or alley erectedor used for supporting or conducting any wire, cable or streetlamp incidental thereon or upon any tree, lamppost or any structure or erection of any kind within the limits of any public street or ground in the city, whether the permission therefor has been granted by the owner or otherwise. A decision by the public works director and city administrator may be appealed upon written request to the city council.
Sec. 3-8. Posting on private property.
No person shall deface any private dwelling house, painted or unpainted, building, store, room, barn, shed or fence by posting, pasting, tacking, sticking or nailing thereon any advertising bills, posters or any other written or printed matter or any device whatever, except legal notices provided by law, or in any manner deface the same without first having obtained the written consent of the owner or agent of such property.
Sec. 3-9. Consent of owner required to post bills.
No person shall hereafter paint, print, paste or in any way affix any picture, bill or advertising matter of any kind upon any post, fence, billboard or signboard or upon any building or erection or structure of any kind within the city, unless the building or object upon which the same may be placed is the property of or under the control of the person so doing or unless the consent of the owner or the person in control thereof shall be first obtained.
Sec. 3-10. Distribution of handbills, restrictions.
No handbills shall be delivered upon or scattered upon the streets or at any other place than at places of business or residence houses.
Sec. 3-11. Advertising circulars, handbills deposited in mailbox.
No person shall place, deposit or put in any letter box, annexed or attached to any portion of a house or residence within the city, intended for the receipt of United States mail, any circular, handbills or advertising matter whatsoever not contained in an envelope, except such matter as may be duly delivered by United States mail.
Sec. 3-12. Scattering of bills on streets, alleys.
No person shall scatter or throw any handbills or other advertising matter on the surface of any of the public streets or alleys or on any of the public grounds of the city, nor within the yards of private residences.
Sec. 3-13. Placing advertising matter on vehicles.
No person shall throw, place, or deposit any bills, paper, cards, samples or other advertising matter on or in any automobile or vehicle while such automobile or vehicle is standing on any public street or alley within the city, or any public place, nor shall any person, other than a police officer, fasten or attach any bills, paper, cards, samples or other advertising matter to any automobile or vehicle while such automobile or vehicle is standing on any public street or alley in the city, or any public place.
Sec. 3-14. Reserved.
Sec. 3-15. Use of bells and gongs for advertising.
No person shall ring or sound any bell, auction bell, gong, loudspeaker, or similar device upon the streets or alleys within the city or in front of any place of business or dwelling house or upon any wagon or other vehicle for the purpose of advertising any auction or other sale or event.