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File #: 151682    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Placed On File
File created: 3/1/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2018
Effective date:    
Title: An ordinance relating to nuisance advertisements.
Sponsors: ALD. BOHL
Indexes: NUISANCES
Number
151682
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BOHL
Title
An ordinance relating to nuisance advertisements.
Sections
80-43.5 cr
244-18 rp
Analysis
Currently, s. 244-18 of the Building and Zoning Code prohibits the placing of advertising signs on public property. Section 244-18 also prohibits “snipe” advertising (the placing of advertising signs on private property without the owner’s consent), and certain outdoor advertising banners.

This ordinance moves these provisions to Chapter 80 of the Code (“Nuisances”) for the purpose of providing the Department of Public Works the authority to enforce these provisions via a memorandum of understanding, as provided in s. 80-1-1 to 2.

This ordinance also removes language from these provisions relating to political advertising, clarifies language relating to snipe advertising and removes redundant provisions.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 80-43-5 of the code is created to read:

80-43.5. Nuisance Advertisements.

1. SIGNS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a public officer or a government employee in the performance of a public duty, to maintain, place, erect, paint, paste, print, nail, tack, or otherwise fasten any card, banner, picture, handbill, sign, poster, advertising, or notice of any kind, or to authorize, pay for or cause the same to be done, on any curb, streetwalk, or public thoroughfare surface, fence, board, barrel, box, case, railing, pole, post, tree, barricade, material, bridge, bridge fender, dock, pile, building or structure of any kind on public ground, or public waterway, except as may be permitted by ch. 244 or any provision of this code, the city charter, Wis. Stats., or federal laws.

2. SNIPE ADVERTISING PROHIBITED. a. It shall be unlawful to place, erect, paint, paste, print, nail, tack, or otherwise fasten or maintain any card, banner, picture, handbill, sign, po...

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