Candidates in the
Town of Chesterton’s municipal election--there are actually only two
now--and their supporters, take note.
Town Code governs
the placement of political signs, interim Building Commissioner Mark O’Dell
announced at Monday night’s Town Council meeting.
* Signs may be
placed no earlier than 30 days before the primary, on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
* Signs must be
removed no later than five days after the primary. O’Dell noted that
formerly candidates were allowed 10 days to remove all signage.
* Signs may not be
placed on a public right-of-way. As a rule of thumb, in front yards with a
sidewalk, signs should be placed behind the sidewalk.
* Signs with a total
area of six square feet or less may be placed on private property with the
* A sign with an
area greater than six square feet may be placed after a $10 building
permit has been obtained for it.
* No sign with an
area greater than 32 square feet is permitted anywhere.
Signs found in
violation of Town Code will be removed by the town’s code enforcement