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City plans crackdown against temporary signs on its streets

Those planning yard sales beware. Along with flowers and fruit trees, yard-sale signs bloom on Glenwood Springs city streets each spring, said Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson. Unlike the flowers and trees, however, temporary signs look bad, and posting them is illegal, Wilson said.This year the department plans to enforce the sign ordinance much more strictly than it has in the past, he said. “Only on occasion does the person who put (the sign) up think to come back and take them down,” Wilson said. The city has taken advantage of the Grand Avenue Paving Project by spending thousands of dollars to clean up old signs community members posted, Wilson said. “Now that those things are getting fixed up, I think it imperative on us to more strictly enforce that section of the law,” he said. Signs may only be posted on private property out of public rights of way, he said. Real estate agents are also subject to the ordinance. A violation of the sign or handbill ordinances can carry a fine of up to $1,000. “We’re just not going to be forgiving about it,” he said. Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. 520rgraff@postindependent.com


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