Ordinance 2503: Prohibiting Signs On Public Property

In an attempt to prevent use by political parties to place election signs along Westfield Avenue, Third Ward Councilman William Fahoury proposed an addition to the borough’s law on signs. It will prohibit any signs from being erected on any public property.

This ordinance appears to contradict a vote by council in May that allowed signs for a private function – the Feast of St. Anthony – on municipal property. Signs were approved but there was no follow-up with an ordinance to spell out a time frame on limit on the number of signs. It is not certain if this ordinance will repeal that vote by the governing body.

Ordinance 2503 will add the following section:

No sign shall be erected on any public property owned in the Borough of Roselle Park, including, but not limited to, municipal, county, state, and federal lands.

The public hearing for Ordinance 2503 is during tonight’s municipal meeting set to start at 7 p.m. at the Roselle Park Municipal Complex located at 110 East Westfield Avenue.

A copy of the ordinance is available below:

Download RP Ordinance 2503