Signage Placed in the Road Right-of-Way

The Town has received some complaints about signage being placed within the right of way across the Town. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to communicate important messages, it’s essential to adhere to the regulations outlined in our signage ordinance (Ch. 170 Sec. 2. C.) which reads:

  1. No sign or any sign component shall be erected or temporarily placed with any road, highway, right-of-way, public easement or upon any public property, except for the following, all of which may be placed without a permit from the Town:
    a. Public signs erected by or on behalf of a government body for the purpose of carrying out an official duty or responsibility, including but not limited to posting legal notices, identifying property, directing, or regulating pedestrian or vehicular movements or pertaining to traffic control or safety.
    b. Reflective property address signs, maximum size 20 inches wide by 12 inches high.
    c. Information signs from a public utility regarding its poles, lines, pipes, or facilities.
    d. Signs erected by a governmental agency, a public utility company or a contractor doing authorized or permitted work within the public right-of-way, for the purpose of ensuring safety.
  2. Unauthorized signs erected or temporarily placed within any road, highway, right-of-way, public easement or upon any public property may be removed by the Town in which the sign is located at the sign owner’s expense.

Be advised that the Town Road Crew will begin removing signs that are determined to be in the right-of-way starting on Wednesday, March 20th.