Part 1 Overhead Banners
[Res. 1998-4, 2/25/1998]
The provisions of this part shall apply to all overhead signs and banners in Lower Southampton Township, and duly issued permits shall constitute the inclusion of the permitted sign under the provisions of this part.
Permits for overhead signs and banners shall be issued by the Township Zoning Officer only in accord with this part and all applicable zoning requirements.
As required by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation policy, overhead signs and banners shall conform to the following, and permits for such signs shall include the information necessary to document compliance with the same:
Location. SR number and segment/offset.
Vertical clearance above the roadway. Minimum of 17 feet and six inches.
Size of banner. As specified on permit.
Description of activity. Must constitute a national, state, regional or local function or nonprofit activity sponsored by a political subdivision or agency thereof or nonprofit organization.
Message. No more than 20% of the message shall relate to naming or advertising a commercial product, enterprise, business or company, regardless of whether such entity is sponsoring the activity or banner installation.
Duration of display. Approximate dates of installation or removal, not to exceed 21 days.
The banner will be removed within five days or less from the ending date of the event for which the banner was displayed.
The banner shall be installed under the supervision and control of the Township on cables at locations approved by and in accord with specifications provided by the Township.
Traffic control. Shall be performed in accord with the most current Transportation Department Publication 203.
The dates of installation, duration and removal, as well as the size, the message, event and/or organization, will vary, but in all cases the requirements of this part will be satisfied.
Upon the issuance of any permit pursuant to this part, the Township Zoning Officer shall promptly forward a copy of the permit to the District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
[Res. 1998-4, 2/25/1998]
By applying for a permit, the applicant assumes full responsibility for erecting, maintaining and removing any such sign or banner and all liability for damages occurring to any person or property arising from any act of omission associated with the sign or banner, and a statement to that effect shall be included on the application for the permit.