[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council (now Board of Commissioners) of the City of Ventnor City 4-23-1923 by Ord. No. 6-1923; amended in its entirety 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It has become a common practice of persons within Ventnor City to install apparatus and in connection therewith to place, erect, construct or stretch wires over, across, under or beneath or adjacent to electric light wires which, in case of an accident, would become detached or otherwise or might come into contact with high-tension current and cause injury to property or life. This practice is dangerous, and it is deemed advisable, necessary and proper to guard against and protect against such dangers.
From and after the passage of this chapter, it shall be unlawful to erect, construct, maintain or have any aerial wire or paraphernalia which shall extend over, across, under or beneath or adjacent to any electric light wire or other wire calculated to or intended to carry a high-tension electric current or to so construct and maintain the same which shall or would, by reason of an accident or breaking down of said wire, electric light wire or otherwise, come in contact, thereby becoming prejudicial and dangerous to life or property within Ventnor City.
No wiring or apparatus shall be installed, erected or constructed without a permit first being obtained therefor and the same being inspected by the Electrical Subcode Official, for which permit and inspection there shall be paid a fee of $10.
[Amended 2-2-1989 by Ord. No. 8903]
Any person or persons having control of any wire or apparatus or the building or property whereon the same or part thereof shall be, upon notice from the City of Ventnor City, immediately shall remove or cause to be removed any radio wire by whatsoever name may be designated and upon failure to do so shall forfeit and pay a penalty of $100 for each and every day the same will remain thereafter, said penalty to be imposed by the Mayor or the Municipal Judge of the City before whom such complaint shall be made, or the City of Ventnor City, by its agent or employee, may remove the same. In addition to or as a substitute for the previously mentioned fine, the imposition of community service shall be authorized as an additional penalty, which community service shall not exceed 90 days.