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Candidates told to follow town code on political signs

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Chesterton Building Commissioner Mark O’Dell is urging property owners in Chesterton to know and follow code on political signage.

As O’Dell told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night, several property owners are currently in violation of Town Code, after having posted a political sign larger than six square feet in area without first obtaining a $10 building permit at the municipal complex, 1490 Broadway.

Violation notices will be sent to the property owners, O’Dell said, not to the candidates.

Know the code:

* Signs must be removed no later than five days after the General Election. Candidates were formerly allowed 10 days to remove all signage.

* Signs may not be placed in 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 owner’s permission.

* 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.


Posted 10/11/2016






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