Public Places - First Schedule
Articles Displayed Outside Shops Policy
Clause 208 - exposing articles for sale
The reason for this policy is to allow retailers and business premises to display articles without in each individual case having to seek the permission in writing of Council.
The policy also details the manner in which Council staff shall address the problem of articles that are displayed in contravention of the policy.
(a) That general exemption be granted for the displaying of articles up to 600 millimetres from commercial property holders' boundaries;
(b) That articles may only be displayed outside the Premises to which they belong;
(c) That articles must be removed at the close of each day’s trading;
(d) That Officers be authorised to give written notice for the removal of articles which do not comply with Council policy and such notice may require the removal of articles within 24 hours or such lesser time as is deemed appropriate, failing which the articles are to be impounded and released on payment of an appropriate fee;
(e) Should any Person repeatedly display articles without Council's consent or in contravention of this policy, that Person shall receive only one warning, thereafter it shall not be required that Officers serve written notice prior to the articles being impounded;
(f) Council may dispense with the requirements of this policy where there is no obvious benefit to the community in strict enforcement. A record of dispensations shall be kept at the Council Offices;
(g) Neither clause 208 of this chapter of the Bylaw nor this policy shall apply to suburban shops.