[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Muhlenberg 9-15-1980 by Ord. No. 158. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MATTER
- Decals, posters, flyers, cards and other printed material published or printed by or on behalf of candidates, committees, political parties or committees for political parties for the election of candidates to political office or for the furtherance of the candidacy of a candidate or slate of candidates for political office or for any issue to be voted on by the electorate as certified by the County Board of Elections.
No person shall affix political campaign matter to any private or public real or personal property, including but not limited to utility poles, traffic standards, parking meters, exteriors of walls and store windows, billboards and other surfaces, without first having secured the consent of the person or persons owning, leasing or in control or custody of the property upon which the said political campaign matter is placed, except that in the case of utility poles, the public utility shall not have the right to give such consent without prior approval of the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Muhlenberg.
Each candidate, political committee or political party shall cause to be removed within 10 days after the date of any election any political campaign matter which has been caused to be placed upon private or public real or personal property in the Township of Muhlenberg.
[Amended 11-7-1988 by Ord. No. 250]
Any person or other entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction before a District Justice, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $60 nor more than $600 and be imprisoned for a period not in excess of 90 days or, in default of payment of fine, be imprisoned for a period not in excess of 90 days, together with costs of prosecution.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the fines and penalties may be collected by suit brought in the name of the Township before any Justice of the Peace, in like manner as debts of like amount may be sued for by existing laws, and to remit such fines and penalties.