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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COMMERCIAL HANDBILL. Any handbill which:
(1) Advertises for sale or promotional gifts or prizes, any merchandise, product, commodity or thing;
(2) Directs attention to any business or other activity for the purpose of either directly or indirectly promoting the interests thereof by sales or by other means;
(3) Directs attention to or advertises any meeting, exhibition, theatrical or other performance or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged;
(4) While containing reading or pictorial matter other than advertising matter is predominantly and essentially an advertisement and is distributed or circulated for advertising purposes or for the private benefit and gain of any person so engaged as advertiser or distributor.
CONSTRUCTION SITES. Any private or public property upon which repairs to existing buildings, construction of new buildings, or demolition of existing structures is taking place.
ELEMENTS. Any element whether created by nature or created by man which with reasonable foreseeability could carry litter from one place to another. Elements shall include, but not be limited to, air current, rain, water current, and animals.
HANDBILL. Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet, or any other printed matter or literature which is not delivered by United States mail, except that handbill shall not include a newspaper.
LITTER. Any uncontainerized man-made or man-used waste which, if deposited within the city otherwise than in a litter receptacle, tends to create a danger to public health, safety, and welfare or to impair the environment of the people of the city. Litter may include, but is not limited to, any garbage, trash, refuse, confetti, debris, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazine, glass, metal, plastic or paper container or other construction material, motor vehicle part, furniture, oil, carcass of a dead animal, or nauseous or offensive matter of any kind, or any object likely to injure any person or create a traffic hazard.
LITTER RECEPTACLES. Any container which is designed to receive litter and to prevent the escape of litter deposited therein, which is of such size or sufficient capacity to hold all litter generated between collection periods, and which is in compliance with the regulations issued pursuant to §§ 95.45 through 95.55 herein.
PARK. A public or private park, reservation, playground, beach, recreation center or any public or private area devoted to active or passive recreation or any other area under the supervision of the Parks and Recreation Committee of the Common Council.
PARKING LOTS. Any private or public property with provisions for parking vehicles to which the public is invited or which the public is permitted to use or which is visible from any public place or private premises.
PRIVATE PREMISES. Any dwelling house, building or other structure designed to be used, either wholly or in part, for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule, mailbox, or other structure belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling house, building or other structure.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any and all walks, streets, boulevards, avenues, lanes, alleys or other public ways and parks, squares, plazas, grounds and buildings including, but not limited to, schools and churches requested by the general public, whether publicly or privately owned, and the lands and the levee controlled by the Lawrenceburg Flood Control Commission.
(`94 Code, § 93.01) (Ord. 4-1980, passed 5-12-80)