[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Girard as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Political Signs
[Adopted 11-21-1994 by Ord. No. 633 (Ch. XXI, Part 1, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances)]
A sign pertaining to the candidacy of any person for public office shall not be erected within the Borough of Girard until such individual obtains a permit from the Borough of Girard.
Such signs shall be erected no sooner than 30 days prior to the date of the primary election, and 30 days to the general election, and must be removed within 10 days following the election date.
No signs shall be posted on property belonging to the Borough of Girard. Political signs may be posted on private property only after obtaining the consent of the owner or tenant lawfully in possession or occupancy thereof.
The candidate or representative shall notify the Borough of Girard upon the complete removal of signs within the Borough.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of this article. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.