Thursday, April 8, 2010

Better Identification Of County Vehicles Proposed

At least one member of the Putnam County commission wants to more clearly identify county-owned vehicles and to prohibit the use of such vehicles as moving campaign signs. Marson McCormick has asked for the issue to be brought up next week before the planning committee of the county commission. His proposal would require having permanent emblems affixed to all county vehicles and equipment. The emblems would be at least six inches high, and McCormick says no county emblems that are magnets would be allowed. He would also disallow, effective immediately, any campaign signs on the vehicles, although the agenda item does not specify whether or not any elected officials are actually doing that.