By Josh Presley
The city of West Point wants residents to be careful putting up signs and digging holes.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said that West Point and Clay County residents should know that putting up yard sale signs anywhere but their own property is illegal.
âThese yard sale signs are really a pain,â Jones said. âWe certainly like for people to have yard sales but technically youâre only supposed to have two a year, and weâre not having flea markets in peopleâs front yards.â
Jones said the worst part is that those who put the signs up rarely ever come back to take them down.
âTheyâll stick a sign up for a sale on Friday or Saturday and it will still be there three weeks later,â Jones said.
Jones said the signs undermine the hard work of the West Point Public Works Department in maintaining parks and walkways.
West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts said that signs on power poles and telephone poles are hazardous for linemen.
âPeople put the signs on light poles with nails or staples,â Klutts said. âThe guys from West Point Water and Light have to climb the poles and itâs very hazardous for them.â
Klutts said the city hasnât cited anyone for putting up signs yet.
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