Monday, June 14, 2010

Campaign Sign Ban Gets Another Recommendation

Putnam County's planning committee has concurred with the Land and Facilities Committee in recommending a ban on the posting of political campaign signs in the county's right of way along the private drive that leads to the Election Commission office. Ambulance Service Director Randy Porter says the volume and size of the signs that went up before the primary in May caused him to express concerns about the safety issues involved -- especially given the fact that ambulances travel that same driveway. Commissioner Eris Bryant, who chairs the Land and Facilities committee, also said Monday night that safety issues were the overriding factor in making the recommendation to ban the signs. Two members of the committee -- Reggie Shanks and Mike Medley -- voted against the recomendation, which will be put before the full county commission for a vote next week.