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Updated: July 9, 2013 12:42PM



CROWN POINT — At the City Council meeting July 1, Mayor Dave Uran asked for reports or miscellaneous matters and didn’t notice Councilman Bob Clemons with his hand up and asked for a motion to adjourn. But on that night, Clemons was not to be denied. He reminded the mayor to look down at the south end of the dais past the two big heads in the way.

Clemons was heard and he brought up the signs that are being allowed to grow in the parkways around the city. He said, “We have signs for houses and apartments for rent around town. Do we have anyone that does signs?”

Assistant Chief of Police Jim Janda was sitting in for Police Chief Pete Land. Janda said,” (General Services Officer) Sheri Laney goes around once a month and will pull out any signs in the parkway.”

Clemons was not buying the once-a-month. He said we are giving them free advertising. He wanted the signs not just for rentals but for-sale signs from developers out of the parkways.

There is a city ordinance against any signs in the parkways. The parkways are the city’s right-of-way and only signs from the city can be installed as either temporary or permanent within the parkway.

Clemons wants them removed and the people putting them in the parkway ticked.



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