5.50.020 – Newspapear dispensing devices: Application and permit

  1. No newspaper dispensing device shall be placed or located within a public right-of-way, along the streets, thoroughfares, parkways or sidewalks within the City unless a permit has been issued therefor by the City in conformance with the provisions of this article.  This ordinance does not prohibit newspaper dispensing devices located within a wholly enclosed structure.

  2. Applications for a permit under this section shall be made on forms approved by the City Administrator (or his/her designate) for permits allowing for the installation and placement of newspaper dispensing devices within the public right-of-way, along the streets, thoroughfares, parkways, and sidewalks within the City.  The applications shall be available and provided by the City Clerk (or his/her designate) upon request.  The application must include a site plan and must expressly state the exact location where the applicant wishes to install a newspaper dispensing device.  The application must also include a description of and the specifications for the intended newspaper dispensing device.

  3. Within five business days of receipt of an application for a permit under this section, the City Administrator (or his/her designate) shall grant the application and instruct the City Clerk to issue the permit provided that the conditions contained in Section 5.50.030 are, where applicable, complied with. If the terms and conditions of Section 5.50.030, where applicable, are not complied with, the City Administrator (or his/her designate) shall, within five business days of receipt of the application for a permit, deny the application, and state the reasons in writing for such denial.
(2002-M-24: § 1)