Borough of Wallington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Graffiti — See Ch. 231.
Handbills — See Ch. 234.
Littering — See Ch. 250.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 276.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 325.
Zoning — See Ch. 365.
[Adopted 5-13-1970 as Sec. 4-5 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 249 of the 1992 Code)]

§ 279-1 Findings.

It has become the common practice of certain persons to affix posters, signs and other literature to trees, poles, trestles, traffic signs and other structures in the Borough and to write names and slogans on the streets and sidewalks of the Borough. These persons thus obliterate, obstruct and deface trees, poles, trestles, traffic signs and other structures and confuse, obstruct and deface lawful markings upon the streets and sidewalks of the Borough, all to the great danger of the safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough and others using the streets and sidewalks of the Borough.

§ 279-2 Unlawful acts; exceptions.

A. 
Posting of signs. It shall be unlawful for any person to post or attach or permit to be posted or attached in any way or manner any literature, posters, pictures or other writings to any tree, pole, post, trestle, traffic sign, traffic signal, wall, fence, building or other structure in the Borough. Legal signs specifically permitted and for which a permit has been obtained pursuant to Chapter 365, Zoning, are not hereby affected. Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the posting or attaching of literature, posters, pictures or other writings on private property with the express consent of the owner.
[Amended 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19]
B. 
Painting on streets and sidewalks.[1] It shall be unlawful for any person to draw, write or print or to permit to be drawn, written or printed on the streets or sidewalks in the Borough any slogan, motto, name or symbol, whether written with chalk, paint or any other substance. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent properly authorized persons from making the legal and necessary traffic control marks, lines, words or symbols on the streets and sidewalks of the Borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 231, Graffiti.

§ 279-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19[1]]
A. 
Any violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Wallington.
B. 
Separate violation. Except as otherwise provided, every day that a violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 6-28-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06]

§ 279-4 Findings of fact.

A. 
The governing body hereby finds that certain buildings or properties owned by the Borough of Wallington are not used for public purposes during certain periods of time and further finds that some of these buildings or properties contain separate facilities and/or meeting halls the proper use of which will not in any way interfere with, interrupt or affect the primary function for which the buildings were constructed or the properties are maintained.
B. 
It is a further finding of the governing body that civic-oriented and nonprofit organizations within the Borough of Wallington have used these buildings or properties for meetings and for functions for many years and that such meetings and functions are beneficial to the overall good of the Borough of Wallington.

§ 279-5 Use by certain organizations allowed.

Any civic-oriented or nonprofit organization in the Borough of Wallington shall be permitted to use the buildings or properties owned by the Borough of Wallington, subject to permission from the Mayor and Council.

§ 279-6 Procedure for obtaining permission.

Any group seeking the use of a public building or property shall:
A. 
Submit a letter of application stating the time and purpose of the use and specifying which building or portion of which building or property is requested.
B. 
Submit to the governing body the names and addresses of those officers or persons in charge of said organization who shall be individually responsible for the care, use and possible damage to said buildings, equipment and/or furniture or property.

§ 279-7 Conditions for granting permission.

Said application shall be granted only if the holding of said meeting and/or function shall not interfere with the primary function for which said buildings are constructed or properties are maintained and their use for public purposes. The group shall have exclusive use of only that portion of the building or property for which it was granted approval.

§ 279-8 Rules governing use.

The governing body may by resolution make additional rules and regulations regarding the use of said public buildings or properties, including prescribing security deposits for use of said buildings or properties. All users of the building or property shall comply with all Borough ordinances and federal and state regulations.