Borough of Runnemede, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede 1-4-1977 by Ord. No. 311 (Ch. 102 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 106.
Zoning — See Ch. 395.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
To build, construct, attach, hang, place, suspend, fix, point, spray or draw a sign.
Includes any device, frame, letter, figure or character, mark, plane, point, design, picture, stroke, strike, trademark or reading matter which is used or intended to be used to attract attention or convey information when the same is placed out of doors in view of the general public. For the purpose of determining the number of signs, a sign shall be considered to be a single display, surface or display device combining elements organized, related and composed to form a unit. Where matter is formed in a random manner without organized relationship to elements, or where there is reasonable doubt as to the relationship of elements, each element shall be considered to be a single sign.
Includes those signs approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles, State of New Jersey, for the purpose of controlling the use of the public streets, highways and walkways. A traffic sign shall include, but shall not be limited to, traffic directional signs, traffic signals, railroad-crossing signs, danger signs and such temporary emergency signs.
[Amended 12-3-1996 by Ord. No. 96-21]
It shall be unlawful to erect or continue to display any sign, except those approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Borough of Runnemede, on any traffic sign. Further, it shall be unlawful to erect or continue to display about the location of any traffic signal, any sign in such a manner as to obstruct free and clear vision or at any location where, by reason of the position, shape or color, such sign may interfere with or obstruct the view or be confused with any authorized traffic sign.
The posting or placing of a sign of any type, except for information signs posted by the Borough of Runnemede or its subdivisions, on any utility poles or any other structures or fixtures in the public way is hereby prohibited.
[Amended 12-3-1996 by Ord. No. 96-21[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation or other party violating any of the provisions of this chapter or failing to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).