CHAPTER 14B. GRAFFITI CONTROL.
Article I. Graffiti.
Sec. 14B-1-2. Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words,
abbreviations and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this
“Graffiti” means the unauthorized defacing of public
and private buildings, structures and places through the spraying of paint or
marking of ink, chalk, dye or other similar substances on surfaces, or by the
etching or carving into surfaces, where it is visible to the
“Graffiti implements” means any items used to produce
graffiti and includes, but are not limited to, the following
(1) “Aerosol paint container” means any aerosol
container, regardless of the materials from which it is made, which is adapted
or made for the purpose of spraying paint or other substance capable of defacing
property. “Aerosol paint container” does not include a container of
less than six ounces capacity provided to a minor for the minor’s use or
possession under the supervision of the minor’s parent, guardian,
instructor or employer.
(2) “Felt tip marker” means any broad
tip marker pen with a tip exceeding three-eighths of one inch in width, or any
similar implement containing an ink that is not water
(3) “Paint stick” or “graffiti stick” means
any device containing a solid form of paint, chalk, wax, epoxy, or other similar
substance capable of being applied to a surface by pressure, and upon
application, leaving a mark at least one-sixteenth of one inch in width, which
cannot be removed with water after it dries.
implements” do not include the above items if they are furnished for use
in educational or recreational activities that are part of an approved
instructional program, when such items are used in controlled and supervised
situations within the classroom or on the site of a supervised project. These
items may not leave the supervised site and shall be inventoried by the
instructor. (Ord. No. 1181, (part); Ord. No. 1461, § 3