Stop illegally placed campaign signs!

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  1. chrisv

    chrisv Beach Fanatic

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    Re: Stop The Bloom !

    The one up in the tree? Always wondered how that got there, pretty high up.
     
  2. WileCoyote

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    I will check it out tomorrow - if it's illegally placed it will be added to my collection.
     
  3. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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    you will need a ladder, as it is indeed the one in the tree. again, what is the penalty to the person running if their sign is not removed?
     
  4. WileCoyote

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    A complaint would have to be filed and it would ultimately make its way to the quasi-judicial Code Enforcement Board. They have the authority to levy fines.
     
  5. Hop

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    there should he something in the code that limits the quantity in a certain area...for instance....you cannot put 400 signs in a 1 mile stretch?!?....:dunno:...1 per 1/2 mile sounds reasonable...if not excessive...
     
  6. Turtlehead

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    Wilecoyote, you may have already seen these but in case you haven't, there are some Tony Cornman signs located on Rockhill Road not too far from 331.Not sure if they are placed right(could be).I am not fimilar where they can and can't be placed but thought I would pass this along to you
     
  7. WileCoyote

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    The who doesn't matter - it's the where. I will check them out.


    Thanks for the tip !
     
  8. Turtlehead

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    sorry , my bad
     
  9. wrobert

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    When did you decide you did not care for the first amendment?
     
  10. Matt J

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    I'm all for the First Amendment as well, but no where in that amendment does it state that someone is allowed to litter the world with free speech. It's pretty clear that you can say and print whatever you want, but you can't just put it where ever you want. If you disagree I have funn posters I'd like to hang on the side of your hosue. :D
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    Hop, you know the signs are easier to run over when they are in a big group.

    Wile, is that big@ss Ron Paul sign still posted, south of the intersection of 331 and 98? It was up for almost a year, and started blending in with the scenery.

    Anyone can file a written complaint to Code Enforcement for any violation, though I doubt they will enforce the campaign signs. If penalties were charged to candidates for sign violations, it would be too easy for Candidate X's opponent to rearrange and relocate Candidate X's signs, stirring much contraversy and hitting him or her in the pocketbook.

    I have installed my campaign sign push bar and looking forward to crushing any roadside signs. I will use my turn signal just prior to pulling off the paved road, to warn drivers behind me. Bring on the signs.

    Just had an idea for all those sign violating people who want to advertise their business in the tree tops along the roadside. We make some new signs that read, "sucks," "doesn't crappy work," "overcharges," etc and nail them to the tree, just below the other signs. I bet the owner himself comes out and removes the sign within three days.
     
  12. BeachKing

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    In Princeton NJ, where we once lived, they have an ordinance that requires the campaign to remove all signs within 48 hours of the election. I seem to remember there was a significant financial penalty if they failed to do so. My neighbor ran for elective office and I helped him the day after election day to gather up the signs. Do not remember what the fee was, but it did do the trick.
     
  13. Smiling JOe

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    I love politicians -- They taste like chicken.
     
  14. Alicia Leonard

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    So what's the going rate for selling these hostage signs back to their original owners?

    Might make a little pocket change:scratch:
     
  15. Smiling JOe

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    You don't sell them back. You stick them in the yards of their opponents, and start a feud. lol.
     
  16. Alicia Leonard

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    Now we're talking funn:D
     
  17. rapunzel

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    Have you guys seen the new kind that are just like printed plastic garbage bags fitted over a frame? I'm sure they are way cheaper and so I suspect that they will multiply by the hundreds.

    It's a shame we can't restrict the materials used for political signs.
     
  18. Matt J

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    Jerry Clemmons (former mayor of Panama City) son used to pay Boy Scouts to remove the old campaign signs after an election. I think it was a dollar a sign and he donated it to the Boy Scouts.
     
  19. Smiling JOe

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    Perfect! Political garbage. :clap: Should make clean up easier, with the signs being garbage bags.
     
  20. chrisv

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    Yeah, they are cheaper, and they blow off the frame when the wind blows. Then they become just like a plastic grocery bag littering the roadside. At least the corrugated ones generally stay put.
     

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