Borough of Berlin, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Berlin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Contractors and sign erectors — See Ch. 132.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 246.
Zoning and land use — See Ch. 335.
[Adopted 5-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-07]
The property owner shall be responsible for maintaining all signs erected on a tax lot. This maintenance shall include repainting, repairing and cleaning as necessary.
A. 
No sign within the jurisdictional limits of the Borough of Berlin shall be permitted to exhibit:
(1) 
Excessive chipped or peeling paint or lettering;
(2) 
Damaged or broken lettering or signboard;
(3) 
Illegible material due to fading, obliteration or other condition; or
(4) 
Dirty, torn, rusted, broken or otherwise damaged awning, canopy, projecting sign or other sign support structure.
B. 
If the Zoning Officer determines that any sign is in a state of disrepair so as to no longer be reasonably capable of presenting its message or abandoned or a danger to the public health or public safety, he shall give written notice of the condition of the sign to the owner of the sign and to the owner of record of the tax lot.
C. 
The property owner shall thereafter have 30 days to repair or remove said sign.
D. 
If said sign is not satisfactorily repaired or removed within the thirty-day period, the Zoning Officer may thereafter take such actions as are permitted pursuant to the Code of the Borough of Berlin.
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the court.