Electronic Sign and Flag Policy

Township of Montville Electronic Billboard and Signage Policy 

(updated Resolution 2022-153)

The Township of Montville maintains an electronic message board in front of Town Hall and has authorization to post announcements on electronic billboards within the Township. These electronic signs are for informational purposes only and not for promotional or commercial purposes. The electronic sign is reserved for Township events or Township Endorsed Events (set by Resolution) only. 

Messages are intended to be public service announcements pertaining to the health, safety and welfare of the community, promote Township events and programs, or provide governmental information from the local, state or federal levels.

Electronic signage and message boards are not for hire, rent or lease. Messages shall not endorse or promote a particular product, service, business, political candidate or party, commercial event, religious organization, private entity or group, or in any way show a preference or endorsement on behalf of the Township.

Township of Montville Flag Policy

(updated Resolution 2022-152)

The Township of Montville is committed to flying the American flag as a symbol of our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. As such, the Township maintains one flagpole in front of Town Hall dedicated for this purpose. The American flag shall be continuously flown in front of Town Hall, and as permitted in the U.S. Flag Code, the POW/MIA flag shall fly directly below, and be no larger than, the American flag. These are the only two flags permitted to be flown on the flagpole at Town Hall.

The Township of Montville also maintains flagpoles at various Township facilities.  At all these facilities, the American flag shall be flown in accordance with this policy and the U.S. flag code and shall always occupy a position of prominence. The only other authorized flags are the POW/MIA flag, County of Morris flag, and State of New Jersey flag.  No other flags shall be flown on a flagpole at any Township facility.

When the American flag is flown during hours of darkness, it shall be illuminated by a spotlight.  If the American flag is flown during inclement weather, it shall be an all-weather flag designed for that purpose.

The American flag flies at half-staff when the nation or a state is in mourning. The president, through a presidential proclamation, or the state governor can order flags to fly at half-staff. Most often, this is done to mark the death of a government official, military member, or first responder; in honor of Memorial Day or other national day of remembrance; or following a national tragedy.

According to U.S. Flag Code, a worn out American flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. 

For further information, please contact the Township Clerk at sgruca@montvillenj.org