A profusion of decals pasted to signs and lampposts on Monmouth Street prompted attorney William Meyer to ask the Borough Council last night if businesses that issue them might be held liable for the cost of removal.

No, says councilman and mayoral candidate Pasquale Menna. He says the borough has twice tried to prosecute issuers, but both times, a municipal court has ruled they can’t be held responsible for the actions of third parties who attach the stickers to public property.

Menna says he’ll investigate if other laws, such as those barring the sale of some spray paints favored by grafitti artists, might be used to deter the slap-happy.

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