5.50.040 – Uniform newspaper dispensing devices

Uniform newspaper dispensing devices shall be located within the central business district (See Exhibit A) at the locations shown in Exhibit B.  A prototype illustration of the uniform newspaper dispensing devices is attached at Exhibit C.  Permits for spaces within the uniform newspaper dispensing devises shall be issued, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Persons or entities wishing to place newspapers, fliers, handbills, or other printed materials in the uniform newspaper dispensing devices must file an application for a permit on the forms approved by the City Administrator (or his/her designate).  Said applications shall be available and provided by the City Clerk upon request.
  2. Permits shall be issued on a first come - first served basis.  In the event that the City has issued permits equal to the number of available spaces in the newspaper dispensing devices, additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list.  As spaces become available, additional permits shall be issued and retained according to the provisions of this Section.  No publication shall be issued more than one space at each location.
  3. The permittee shall pay an administrative processing fee of $25.00 for each space in the uniform newspaper dispensing device.  The initial administrative processing permit fee shall be applicable to the initial license year, or any part thereof.  The permittee shall pay a renewal administrative processing permit fee of $25.00 per year for each space.  Permits shall be for a term of one year and shall not be assignable.  Permits shall expire on the 30th day of April of each year; applications for renewal of permits shall be filed with the Mayor’s Office no later than the 1st day of April of each year.  In the event that the renewal fee is not paid by April 1st, the space shall be forfeited.
  4. The permittee, upon removal of materials from the newspaper dispensing device, shall restore the newspaper dispensing device to the same condition as when the device was initially installed, ordinary wear and tear excepted.  The permittee shall be responsible for reimbursing the City for the cost of any repairs to the newspaper dispensing device resulting from damage caused by the permittee.
(2002-M-24: § 1)