[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Catasauqua 11-2-1992 by Ord. No. 992 (Ch. XV, Part 1, of the 1962 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall apply to all signs, posters, and placards, whether temporary or permanent, placed within the public rights-of-way of the Borough of Catasauqua, a public utility, or other governmental agencies.
The following regulations shall apply to all signs, posters and placards:
No sign, poster, or placard, whether permanent or temporary (hereinafter collectively called "sign"), shall exceed two square feet in area, nor exceed two feet in any dimension either height or width.
No sign, the purpose for which will extend beyond 30 days, shall be placed in the public right-of-way without the permission of the Borough Manager or his designee.
Any unused, or abandoned, sign shall be removed by the owner of the sign, user of the sign, or property owner on whose property the same is located, within three days from the time the event or purpose for which the sign was installed has passed or no longer applies.
Upon the failure of the owner, user, or property owner to remove the sign, the Borough Manager or his designee is authorized to remove the same and any expense attendant thereto shall be the responsibility of the owner, agent or person having the beneficial use of the sign, who shall be billed therefor by the Borough Manager.
[Amended 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 1288]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and no more than $300 for each violation, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fines and costs, to imprisonment in the Lehigh County Prison for a period of not more than 30 days. Any person found guilty of violating an ordinance shall be assessed court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings.
This chapter shall not in any way be construed as interfering with, superseding, or otherwise interfering with the basic sign regulations imposed by the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 280).