City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of East Orange 3-25-1968 by Ord. No. 20-1968 as Ch. 19, Secs. 19:1-1 through 19:1-7, of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 238.
Wireless communications and equipment facilities — See Ch. 262.

§ 203-1 Permission required to erect poles; minimum width of sidewalk.

No pole shall be erected within any public right-of-way by any telegraph, telephone or electric light company or by any board or commission of the City or by any other person without the consent of the City Council. No pole shall be erected on any sidewalk less than seven feet wide.

§ 203-2 Specifications for poles.

[Amended 5-27-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
The Director of Public Works shall establish specifications as to the height, size, type and character of poles to be erected within the City. All poles within the City shall be erected and maintained in accordance with such specifications.

§ 203-3 Right of City to use poles.

The City shall have the right to use the top crossbeam of any telegraph, telephone or electric light pole for the purpose of attaching and maintaining wires of the City.

§ 203-4 Removal of unsafe or decayed poles.

[Amended 5-27-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
All decayed or unsafe poles in any street or sidewalk of the City shall be removed within 24 hours after notice in writing by the Director of Public Works to the person maintaining any such pole, and if not removed within such time, the same may be removed by the Director of Public Works.

§ 203-5 Climbing or hanging objects on poles; obscuring streetlights.

No person shall climb upon any light post or hang or place any goods or merchandise thereon or place any material upon or against the same or extinguish or partially extinguish or obscure the light of any streetlight, unless duly authorized to do so.

§ 203-6 Suspension of wires over or across buildings.

No person shall suspend or maintain over or across any building any wire or cable for the purpose of conducting electricity for light, heat or power.

§ 203-7 Minimum height of wires above street.

No telegraph, telephone or electric light wire shall be less than 16 feet above the surface of any street or sidewalk.

§ 203-8 Violations and penalties.

[Added 11-10-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980[1]]
Violators of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or 90 days of community service.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).