Township of West Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[Adopted 2-15-2007 by Ord. No. 342]
Any sign, marking, banner, or advertising matter placed within any public street right-of-way, other than those noted below in § 276-17, is hereby deemed a public nuisance and may be removed or otherwise abated by the Township with or without notice to the person responsible for such placement or to the owner of such sign.
The following signs and markings and no others shall be exempt from the preceding § 276-16; however, such signs shall not be placed such that they impede the vision of motorists or pedestrians or otherwise pose a hazard to public safety.
A. 
Traffic, informational, and warning signs (either temporary or permanent) placed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Township, or another governmental agency having jurisdiction over the public street right-of-way in the Township.
B. 
Warning signs placed by a public utility, pipeline company, or contractor doing work within the right-of-way as permitted by such utility, pipeline company, PennDOT, or the Township.
C. 
Signs (including advertising) placed on bus shelters, provided that the shelter has been designed to accommodate such signs and further provided that said signs do not extend beyond the end wall of the shelter.
A. 
Signs, markings, banners, and advertising matter found in violation of this article shall be removed by or at the direction of the Township. Such removal shall not require notice to any party, including but not limited to the owner of the materials removed.
B. 
Where the owner of the removed materials can be determined, the Township shall have the right to commence such action against said owner as necessary to recoup all costs incurred by the Township for such removal.
C. 
Removed materials shall be stored by the Township for not less than five business days and shall be returned to the owner upon the owner's request within such period and payment of any costs incurred by the Township by the owner. Where no request is received, or if the owner fails to retrieve the said materials within five business days of the request, the materials may be disposed of at the discretion of the Township and without notice to any party.