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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.
â€śThese yard sale signs are really a pain,â€ť Jones said. â€śWe certainly like for people to have yard sales but technically youâ€™re only supposed to have two a year, and weâ€™re not having flea markets in peopleâ€™s front yards.â€ť
Jones said the worst part is that those who put the signs up rarely ever come back to take them down.
â€śTheyâ€™ll stick a sign up for a sale on Friday or Saturday and it will still be there three weeks later,â€ť 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.
â€śPeople put the signs on light poles with nails or staples,â€ť Klutts said. â€śThe guys from West Point Water and Light have to climb the poles and itâ€™s very hazardous for them.â€ť
Klutts said the city hasnâ€™t cited anyone for putting up signs yet.
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