February 13, 2008 EditionAlso in this issue...
Justices discuss sign placementAmber Adams
Justices discussed the placement of campaign signs during the Quorum Court's regular meeting on Monday evening.
Lawrence County Judge Alex Latham informed the court that he has received calls from several concerned citizens regarding campaign signs placed on part of the Rails to Trails project.
According to an Arkansas statute, campaign signs cannot be placed on private property without written permission from the owner. Any violation of the statute can result in fines of $25 to $100.
Justices discussed the fact that for several years campaign signs have been placed in the area across from McDonalds in Walnut Ridge. That property is also part of Rails to Trails, and is therefore county property, however, justices voted to designate that area for campaign signs.
As part of the motion, campaign and other signs will not be allowed on county property except for that designated area. Signs may be placed no closer than 15-feet from street and highway right-of-way between Village Creek and Rebecca Lane. The court advised Latham to give people one week to remove signs that are in violation.
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