[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Gretna 7-28-1930 by Ord. No. 15; amended in its entirety 6-11-2012 by Ord. No. 185. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Mount Gretna Borough Sign Ordinance."
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the Borough Code.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any object, device, display or structures, or part thereof, visible from a public way, which is used to advertise, identify, display, direct or attract attention to a person, organization, institution, business, product service, or event or location.
[Amended 5-10-2021 by Ord. No. 223]
All signs are prohibited within the street right-of-way located within the Borough of Mount Gretna except those signs associated with traffic control and historical markers.
"For Rent" signs cannot exceed 11 inches by 17 inches and must be affixed to the house.
Freestanding temporary signs, such as a construction company, painter, plumber, and the like, are permitted only during the period of time when the work is being done on the property by a particular contractor.
Freestanding political signs are permitted only in the month prior to an election and shall be removed within a week after the election.
[Amended 7-8-2013 by Ord. No. 191]
Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter 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 less than $100 nor more than $600 per violation, and the costs of prosecution, plus restitution. 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 that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate event. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.