Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ban On Campaign Signs Recommended

Putnam County's Land and Facilities Committee has recommended -- on a 5-2 vote -- that no campaign signs be allowed along the 60-foot easement that encompasses County Services Drive. Ambulance Service Director Randy Porter had told county commissioners that signs which were put up along that private entrance to the Ambulance Service, Health Department and Election Commission buildings became a safety hazard during the run-up to the May primaries. Committee members Mike Medley and Joel Cowan questioned that assessment, arguing that no such safety issue existed, but the majority of the committee voted for the ban. The full county commission will take up the issue at its June meeting. Medley, meanwhile, noted that the ban, if passed, would not apply to the private property outside of the county's easement. That area is controlled by another property owner.