[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter was changed from “Signs” to “Signs, Political” 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32.
Article I Political Advertising
[Adopted 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Art. I of Ch. 208 of the 1977 Code]
No person, firm or corporation shall affix, paint, post, hang or otherwise attach or cause or allow any of his, her, their or its subordinates or employees, or allow anyone acting on his, her, their or its behalf, to affix, paint, post, hang or otherwise attach any political banner, poster, placard or political advertising of any type whatsoever to any hydrants, traffic signs, street signs, signal posts, electric wires, telephone wires, public sidewalks, public pavements, public thoroughfares, public monuments, public statues and parking meters situated in or upon any of the public thoroughfares or public places of Pennsauken Township or upon any structure or building of the Township of Pennsauken.
Political signs shall be permitted within all zoning districts within the Township of Pennsauken, provided that they are not placed within the right-of-way of any road or street and do not obstruct traffic.
All such political signs must be removed not later than the 14th day following the election involved. This section does not apply to lawful commercial billboards.
Prior to the erection of political signs, a candidate or his or her agent, servant and/or employee shall file an application with the Construction Official.
Such application shall be signed by the person who shall be responsible and liable for compliance with the terms of this article, indicating his or her consent to be so responsible and liable.
In the event that political signs are not removed in accordance with § 260-3 hereinabove, the Township of Pennsauken in its sole discretion may cause its employees to remove such signs and may charge the responsible and liable individual identified in the above-mentioned application with the cost of such removal.
[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26]
Every person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation of any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.