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City officials urge residents to exercise caution when placing signs, digging

April 10, 2014

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.
“These yard sale signs are really a pain,” Jones said. “We certainly like for people to have yard sales but technically you’re only supposed to have two a year, and we’re not having flea markets in people’s front yards.”
Jones said the worst part is that those who put the signs up rarely ever come back to take them down.
“They’ll stick a sign up for a sale on Friday or Saturday and it will still be there three weeks later,” 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.
“People put the signs on light poles with nails or staples,” Klutts said. “The guys from West Point Water and Light have to climb the poles and it’s very hazardous for them.”
Klutts said the city hasn’t cited anyone for putting up signs yet.

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