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  1. #1
    ecjcyclones1
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    [IowaAPA] Signs

    I would like to know how many of you out there specifically prohibit
    signs in the public right of way. Our issue is specifically with real
    estate signs and temporary advertising signs.

    I would like to know 1) what your Ordinance allows/prohibits and 2)
    how it is actually enforced.

    Thanks for your help.

    ecj

  2. #2
    ppoorman@aol.com
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    Re: [IowaAPA] Signs

    Eric

    In Des Moines all signage is prohibited in the ROW including real estate
    signs, political signs, sale signs. However, enforcement is spotty as Traffic
    and Transportation is supposed to deal with ROW violations but they don't do it
    very well, so it falls to Neighborhood enforcement and Zoning Enforcement to
    do so. The signs are collected and deposited in a location in the Public
    Works yard where they stay for 30 days and then disposed of. At one time the
    Former City Manager directed all City Employees to participate in policing the
    ROW but I am not sure that directive is still in place. Mostly it is done
    on a complaint basis or if Traffic decides it needs something to do.



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    Weaver, Chad (Plng)
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Signs

    The City of Omaha handles things almost exactly the same as DSM. Signs are
    all judged illegal if in the ROW without permission (which is never
    granted). Public Works picks them up when they have a chance or when there
    is a complaint. Planning folks can also pick them up but are rarely out to
    do so. It has suddenly become an issue for a few councilmen so we are
    trying to make a more concerted effort but there is not enough time or staff
    to keep up.



    Sincerely,



    Chad Weaver

    Assistant Planning Director

    City of Omaha

    1819 Farnam Street, Suite 1100

    Omaha, NE 68183



    402-444-5166

    cweaver (AT) ci (DOT) omaha.ne.us

    "Therefore when we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be
    for present delight nor for present use alone."

    - John Ruskin, American Essayist



    -----Original Message-----
    From: ppoorman (AT) aol (DOT) com [mailto:ppoorman (AT) aol (DOT) com]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 7:01 PM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: Re: [IowaAPA] Signs



    Eric

    In Des Moines all signage is prohibited in the ROW including real estate
    signs, political signs, sale signs. However, enforcement is spotty as
    Traffic and Transportation is supposed to deal with ROW violations but they
    don't do it very well, so it falls to Neighborhood enforcement and Zoning
    Enforcement to do so. The signs are collected and deposited in a location
    in the Public Works yard where they stay for 30 days and then disposed of.
    At one time the Former City Manager directed all City Employees to
    participate in policing the ROW but I am not sure that directive is still
    in place. Mostly it is done on a complaint basis or if Traffic decides it
    needs something to do.


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    Michelle Spohnheimer
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Signs

    In Marshalltown we allow garage sale signs and open house signs in the ROW but only for a day or two before the event. All other signs are pulled typically by our zoning office, code enforcement officer or even the police. We fine the owner of the sign $25. Garage sale signs put on utility poles or signs are removed and often get a letter without a fine the first time. Real estate signs are usually fined immediately. We hold the sign for 7 days and if they want it they have to pay the fine. After seven days we dispose of the sign. The fines have helped and we are seeing fewer signs in the ROW that are not supposed to be there. Michelle SpohnheimerCity of Marshalltown
    From:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of ecjcyclones1
    Sent:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:10 PM
    To:'IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com'
    Subject:[IowaAPA] Signs

    I would like to know how many of you out there specifically prohibit
    signs in the public right of way. Our issue is specifically with real
    estate signs and temporary advertising signs.

    I would like to know 1) what your Ordinance allows/prohibits and 2)
    how it is actually enforced.

    Thanks for your help.

    ecj

  5. #5
    Erik Lundy
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Signs

    Way to go Marshalltown!


    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) comFrom: mspohnheimer (AT) ci (DOT) marshalltown.ia.usDate: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:45:21 -0500Subject: RE: [IowaAPA] Signs





    In Marshalltown we allow garage sale signs and open house signs in the ROW but only for a day or two before the event. All other signs are pulled typically by our zoning office, code enforcement officer or even the police. We fine the owner of the sign $25. Garage sale signs put on utility poles or signs are removed and often get a letter without a fine the first time. Real estate signs are usually fined immediately. We hold the sign for 7 days and if they want it they have to pay the fine. After seven days we dispose of the sign. The fines have helped and we are seeing fewer signs in the ROW that are not supposed to be there.

    Michelle Spohnheimer
    City of Marshalltown


    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of ecjcyclones1Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:10 PMTo: 'IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com'Subject: [IowaAPA] Signs


    I would like to know how many of you out there specifically prohibit signs in the public right of way. Our issue is specifically with real estate signs and temporary advertising signs. I would like to know 1) what your Ordinance allows/prohibits and 2) how it is actually enforced.Thanks for your help.ecj

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    Tricia Sandahl
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    RE: [IowaAPA] Signs

    In Mason City we prohibit signs in the right-of-way unless the City Council aproves an encroachment permit. A condition of the permit is that the permit holder insure the city against loss due to the encroachment. Our local Board of Realtors obtained an encroachemnt permit for open house signs in the right-of-way. The size is limited to 6 sq. ft.; they can't obstruct visibility; they can go up 2 days before the open house and must be down within 24 hours after the open house. The permit is valid only for the realtors that are a member of the local multiple. The BofR carries $1,000,000 in liability insurance on the signs with the city listed as an alternate insured.

    We have a lot of problems with bandit signs, and given the upcoming elections we are also finding a lot of campaign signs in the right-of-way. Those political signs that we find are pulled and moved back onto the adjacent property if possible. Bandit signs are returned to the business.

    Tricia


    -----Original Message-----
    From: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com]On Behalf
    Of ecjcyclones1
    Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:10 PM
    To: IowaAPA (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
    Subject: [IowaAPA] Signs


    I would like to know how many of you out there specifically prohibit
    signs in the public right of way. Our issue is specifically with real
    estate signs and temporary advertising signs.

    I would like to know 1) what your Ordinance allows/prohibits and 2)
    how it is actually enforced.

    Thanks for your help.

    ecj




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