[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Oceanport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Political Signs
[Adopted 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 637 (Ch. 49A, Art. I, of the 1970 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- POLITICAL SIGN
- A sign which directs attention to an issue, issues, candidate or candidates for public consideration in an election, including the name of a political party.
No political sign shall be erected, posted, placed on or attached to any public property, utility pole, traffic sign, street sign, fire hydrant, public telephone booth or similar public fixture.
No political sign shall be erected, posted or placed on private property without the express consent of the owner, who shall then be responsible for compliance with this article.
No sign in excess of eight square feet shall be permitted to be placed on grounds or yards, front, rear or side, facing any public street. All such signs must be at least six feet from the curbline or, if there is no curb, six feet from the edge of the paved street.
[Amended 12-21-1995 by Ord. No. 670]
Only one nonilluminated political sign may be erected or placed on any building lot or parcel at any time.
Any political sign erected or placed pursuant to this article shall be constructed of such material that it will not readily tear, and it shall be affixed so that it will not readily become detached.
No political signs shall be displayed sooner than 45 days prior to the date of the election or the decision of the issue is scheduled, and all such signs shall be removed within five days following said election or date of decision.
Any sign which does not comply with this article shall be removed forthwith by any official of the Borough of Oceanport.
The erection, posting and placing of each individual sign shall constitute a separate offense.