Commissioner Mark O’Dell is reminding candidates that they must obtain a
temporary sign permit for any political signs larger than six square feet
O’Dell told the
Town Council at its meeting Monday night that he’s observed, at multiple
locations throughout town, signs much larger than six square feet, some of
them an estimated 16 square feet.
“We will be
contacting candidates and they will be given 72 hours either to re-locate
their signs or to obtain a permit,” O’Dell said. After 72 hours, the
Building Department will simply remove the signs, he added.
Not in the ROW
reminded candidates that political signs may not be placed in the municipal
right-of-way. Practically speaking, this means that signs should be placed
behind the sidewalk or--in neighborhoods where there are no
sidewalks--10 feet from the roadway.