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Borough of Liberty, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 437, 8/7/1991, § 1]
No political signs shall be erected or posted in the Borough of Liberty, on public or private property, without the person or entity erecting or posting such signs having first obtained a license from the Secretary of the Borough of Liberty, and no such license shall be denied to any person or entity provided the applicant for license complies with the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 437, 8/7/1991, § 2; as amended by A.O.]
Any person or entity who applies for a license, and who may be granted a license by the Secretary of the Borough of Liberty under the provisions of this Part, shall pay to the Borough, upon receipt of the license, a license fee, in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, to defray the costs of administration of this Part, and additionally, the sum, in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, as a deposit, which deposit shall be refundable to the person or entity applying for the license; provided, all political signs posted or erected by such person or entity are removed within five calendar days following any municipal election. Failure to remove such signs posted or erected within five calendar days following any municipal election shall subject the person or entity paying the license deposit to a forfeiture of the deposit, plus any fine or penalty hereinafter provided for, and all such posted or erected signs shall be removed by employees of the Borough of Liberty. Each sign that remains after the deadline for the removal of the same shall be considered a separate offense for the person or entity posting or erecting such sign.
[Ord. 437, 8/7/1991, § 3]
No person or entity shall post any bills or signs or advertising whatsoever, including political signs, whether printed matter, painting or anything of any kind or nature whatsoever, upon any fire alarm, telegraph, telephone, or electric light pole within the limits of the Borough of Liberty.
[Ord. 437, 8/7/1991, § 4]
No person or entity shall post any bills or signs or advertising whatsoever, including political signs, whether printed matter, painting or anything of any kind or nature whatsoever, upon private property within the Borough of Liberty, without first having obtained the consent of the owner to do so.
[Ord. 437, 8/7/1991, § 5; as amended by A.O.]
Any person or entity violating any provisions of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, and, additionally, all signs posted or erected in violation of this Part shall be immediately removed by employees of the Borough of Liberty without any prior notice required to be given to the person or entity erecting or posting such signs in violation of this Part. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.