Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport 4-13-1970 by Ord. No. 320, approved 4-13-1970 (Ch. 127 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 335.
Poles — See Ch. 399.
Zoning — See Ch. 560.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
A. 
A permit fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council shall be paid by each political party or policy and for each individual candidate for a sixty-day nonrenewable permit to erect any number of any size of election campaign signs. However, such permits may only be issued if an escrow deposit in the form of a certified check in an amount set by Borough Council is made in favor of the Borough of Bridgeport. Such deposit shall constitute a guaranty to remove such signs. If the signs have all been removed within 10 days after the election, the Building Official shall refund the check. If all of such election signs have not been removed, the escrow deposit shall be forfeited, and such signs shall be removed at the direction of the Building Inspector of the Borough of Bridgeport.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). The current fees resolution of the Borough is on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.
B. 
The placement of any general and primary election campaign signs on any public utility pole within the Borough of Bridgeport is hereby prohibited. This amendment shall not prohibit the placement of any general and/or primary election yard signs. Additionally, this prohibition will not restrict in any way the placement of signs in accordance with the Zoning Code of the Borough of Bridgeport.[2]
[Added 1-12-1993 by Ord. No. 515, approved 1-12-1993]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 560, Zoning, Art. VII, Signs.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
A. 
A permit fee as set by resolution of the Borough Council shall be paid by each party or policy and for each individual candidate for a sixty-day nonrenewable permit to erect any number of any size of election campaign signs. However, such permits may only be issued if a escrow deposit in the form of a certified check is made in favor of the Borough of Bridgeport. Such deposit shall constitute a guaranty to remove such signs. If the signs have all been removed within 10 days after the election, the Building Official shall refund the check. If all of such election signs have not been removed, the escrow deposit shall be forfeited, and such signs shall be removed at the direction of the Building Inspector of the Borough of Bridgeport.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). The current fees resolution of the Borough is on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.
B. 
The placement of any general and primary election campaign signs on any public utility pole within the Borough of Bridgeport is hereby prohibited. This amendment shall not prohibit the placement of any general and/or primary election yard signs. Additionally, this prohibition will not restrict in any way the placement of signs in accordance with the Zoning Code of the Borough of Bridgeport.[2]
[Added 1-12-1993 by Ord. No. 515, approved 1-12-1993]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 560, Zoning, Art. VII, Signs.
[Added 5-5-1970 by Ord. No. 321, approved 5-5-1970; amended 3-14-1989 by Ord. No. 507, approved 3-14-1989]
For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the person or party responsible for such violation or any other person who knowingly commits, takes part in or assists in any such violation shall be liable, upon conviction thereof, to a penalty not exceeding $1,000 for each and every offense or to undergo imprisonment in the Montgomery County Jail for a period of not less than 30 days; and whenever such person shall have been notified by the Building Official by service of summons in a prosecution, or in any other way, that he is committing such violation of this chapter; each day that he shall continue such violation after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty. Such fines or penalties shall be collected as like fines or penalties are now by law collected.