Campaign Signs Must Follow Sign Ordinance

By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison City Commission discussed the upcoming election year and the inevitable onslaught of campaign signs that usually start popping up like mushrooms at that time. A few months ago, it was common to see small plastic signs of every kind all over town, usually in city right-of-ways, advertising local businesses in the downtown area. The city passed an ordinance banning such signs, offering instead, new, permanent wooden signs that businesses could put their names on for a prorated labor-and-materials fee. It would get their name out into the public eye while eliminating the ground clutter of small signs on every street corner. Now, with campaign season looming on the horizon like a rainstorm, visions of a new crop of mushroom-like vote-for-me signs cropping up everywhere in its path

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