[1997 Code § 290-1]
The purpose of this Article is to provide a system of regulation for the posting of signs temporary in nature utilized throughout the City of Absecon City by requiring that such signs and posters and the like be removed within a specific period of time following the event which is the subject matter of such sign or poster.
Such regulation is intended to protect the public interest by preventing the unwanted accumulation of unsightly signs or posters no longer serving an informational purpose due to the passing of the stated event and tending to degrade the aesthetic environment and litter public and private property.
[1997 Code § 290-2]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TEMPORARY SIGN
- A sign, poster, advertisement, bill, placard or banner displayed for the purpose of relaying information, expressing an opinion or publicizing an event which is rendered moot or otherwise loses its information quality by the passing of an event which is the subject matter of such sign, poster, advertisement, bill or placard. Said event shall include, by way of description but not limitation, general and special political elections.
[1997 Code § 290-3]
No temporary signs shall be affixed by tacking, pasting or otherwise mounting upon utility poles, light standards, trees or the like unless in accordance with the following regulations:
Temporary signs located in the public right-of-way shall not be across, over or extending onto the paved portion of any public roadway. Temporary signs shall not be installed in such a manner as to interfere with or obstruct access or vision along any such right-of-way.
Each temporary sign must be clearly marked with the name of the person or organization responsible for the removal of such signs.
It shall be unlawful to allow temporary signs to remain posted for a period of more than seven days after the event or election which is the subject matter of such sign.
It shall be the responsibility of the person whose name appears on such temporary sign to remove such within the aforested period.
Upon violation of any portion of this Article, the person responsible for the removal of such signs shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 per sign. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense.
[1997 Code § 290-4]
The Municipal Zoning Officer shall have the responsibility of regulating and enforcing this Article, including the issuance of complaints for violations thereof to be adjudicated in the Municipal Court of the City of Absecon City.