I own the corner lot at a t-intersection on two major feeder roads for two subdivisions. For some reason the people in these two neighborhoods feel they are somehow entitled to place signs in my yard pointing the way to their garage sales, school fund raisers, lost dogs, and even the realtors get on the bandwagon and occasionally throw a, “Home for sale ===>” sign in my front yard. The city once had a road closed sign in my yard. Now, not in the road right of way, but actually in my yard.
I have never once been asked by a neighbor, realtor, or city crew to allow the placement of a sign in my yard. So, we have a policy in my family. When we see a sign we yank it immediately. Most of these signs have an address or phone number of the owner on them. In one case I yanked the sign and drove up to the offender’s house and placed it back in their yard. I didn’t receive any thanks for the effort either. He is a State Trooper and I still drive the speed limit.
I’ve even waked out of my garage and yanked a sign that was just being placed by a realtor. I said nothing, and even offered a genuine smile as I took the sign back into my garage. I have amassed a collection of about 30 signs in three years. Some are all-weather pre-printed professional quality and others are poster board and a stick. Yet, all have a place in my collection.
So, my question for you is; do I have an obligation as the corner lot owner to allow for unfettered signage, or is it highly unreasonable of my neighbors to assume that my yard is theirs for the using?
Next time we will talk about my obligation to let an entire subdivision’s dogs poo in my yard.