No sign, advertising device, clock, marquee, barber pole, stationary or movable, permanent awning or other like structures, projecting into or placed on or over the public highway a distance of more than six inches, except poles, wires, conduits and appurtenances of telegraph and telephone, water, gas, electric light, heat and power companies and public transportation authorities shall be placed or maintained in any public way until a permit therefor has been granted by the City Council. The permit shall be issued by the Superintendent of Streets and effective June 1, 2009, the fee shall be seventy-five dollars.
(Ord. 1322, 5/18/2009; Prior code § 3-1)
No merchandise shall be displayed within the limits of any public highway in the City without a permit granted by the City Council and issued by the Superintendent of Streets. Effective June 1, 2009, the fee for the permit shall be seventy-five dollars annually.
No counter, platform or other apparatus or structure for the purpose of selling merchandise shall be placed on any public highway in the City without a permit granted by the City Council, and issued by the Superintendent of Streets. Effective June 1, 2009, the fee for the permit shall be seventy-five dollars and for any permits granted for periods of more than one year the fee shall be seventy-five dollars annually.
No permit shall be granted for encroachment of such merchandise, counter, platform or other apparatus or structure to exceed more than twenty-five percent of the width of the sidewalk from the property line of the premises in front of which such merchandise, counter, platform or other apparatus or structure shall be displayed or installed.
(Ord. 1322, 5/18/2009; Prior code § 3-2)
All signs, advertising devices, clocks, marquees, barber poles, permanent awnings and other like structures shall be constructed, and, when attached to the building, shall be connected therewith in accordance with the requirements of the building ordinances of the City.
(Prior code § 3-3)
No person shall install a gasoline swing arm to extend over the sidewalk without a permit from the Superintendent of Streets when authorized by the City Council. Permits may be granted for not more than one year from May 1st and shall be renewed on expiration or within thirty days thereafter. A fee of five dollars shall be paid for such permit and each renewal thereof.
(Prior code § 3-4)
No advertising sign or banner shall be extended across any highway in the City except those of religious, fraternal or charitable organizations.
(Prior code § 3-5)
Any person granted a permit under this chapter shall file a bond with the City Clerk in such amount as shall be fixed by the City Council with surety to be approved by the City Auditor and in form to be approved by the City Solicitor, so as to indemnify and save harmless the City from all claims, costs, damages or judgments resulting from or incident to or arising out of the issuing of permits.
(Prior code § 3-6)
Criminal Penalty. Any person who violates any section of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, and each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Noncriminal Disposition. Whoever violates any provision of this chapter may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided in G.L. c. 40, s. 21D. For purposes of this section, the Commissioner of Public Works shall be the enforcing officer, except that the Commissioner may delegate his enforcing authority to designated Public Works Enforcement Officers. The penalty for each violation will be twenty-five dollars. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 1084 § 4, 1989)