CLARIFICATION ON POLITICAL SIGNS:

The most recent edition of Plains Talk included a reminder to Vote in the November 6, 2018 election.   That reminder included information regarding political signs and included a statement which suggested that such signs are not permitted on private property except for the thirty day period before an election.   

While the language of the current Borough Ordinance regulating signs does encourage residents to limit the posting of campaign signs for public office to a thirty day period prior to an election, the ordinance does not require a thirty day time limit.   

In addition, the Borough Council has authorized a review of the provisions of the Borough’s current sign ordinance and the preparation of an amendment to the sign ordinance to ensure that the Borough’s sign regulations comply with the United States Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015), a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court several years after the most recent 2008 amendment to the Borough’s sign ordinance.

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