Is Milehi Lawn aeration agressively spamming the Denver metro area? They have posted numerous white signs with red letters "Lawn Aeration 578-1010) in Colorado Springs. Looks like a local Colorado Springs number that terminates in Denver to MileHi metro maintenance (Florian McCann).
#1. "Mile High Lawn Aeration spam" In response to Reply # 0
Yes. Every year at this time they spam the metro area. Their illegal signs don't last long. Shark 'em, folks!
They probably tell customers they'll get $10 off to put spam in their front yard or on the easment next to the street.
CAUSS can't recommend removing ugly signs from private property. However, keep in mind that the easement, such as the area between a sidewalk and the street, generally is public property where city and county code applies.
#3. "RE: Mile High Lawn Aeration spam" In response to Reply # 2
It is that time of year again when the Mile Hi Aeration signs litter the lawns in my neighborhood and I get so mad! I live on a small cul-de-sac and it's especially noticeable to me. Yesterday I printed out a three page Better Business Bureau report on Mile Hi Aeration (very unsatisfactory) and placed it on the door of my neighbor who's had a sign for the last week. Within hours, the sign was gone and they also pulled out the flags marking the sprinkler heads!!! But, wouldn't you know it, I went out my front door this morning as a carrier of their advertising came up to my house. Thankfully, I was able to stop him from taping it on my storm door glass!! Boy, that irks me so much!! I even have a distortion of the paint on the metal from their taping advertising on in previous years. I will make a call this year and start complaining. I deliver many news items to my neighbors because I am a director in our Homeowner's Association, and I use rubber bands to attach paper if I can't wedge it into a door somehow. I am also planning on putting an article in our quarterly newsletter against signs. I would love to also mention Mile Hi Aeration, but don't know if that would be allowed. Maybe I can find some lawn aerators who live in this area who would like to place their ad in our newsletter, and let them cut down Mile Hi! It's my new project.
The signs I've seen are very close to the sidewalk on their property. A couple years ago a Denver Zoning Dept. employee came to our meeting and said he was yanking them off the properties he walked by. He said if he could make one giant step in and reach it, he would take it. I'm not sure what the laws are now. I don't have much guts, but am welling to steal these signs in the dark! Two years ago I had a wonderful time slashing a professionally made vynal(sp?) sign, about 4' x 5', promoting the house as a model of the type of construction work the homeowner did. I put up with that one for a month after calling zoning dept. out and took matters into my own hands. I felt like Zoro !
#5. "RE: Mile High Lawn Aeration spam" In response to Reply # 4
It is not trespassing in Denver to remove signs on a residental lot. On our particular house lot, we have an six foot easement on the front, or about ten feet from the curb. That easement is public property. Therefore, one giant step onto our lot allows a person to take down any sign. This is per the following:
Did you know that it is illegal to post signs on public property? (Sec. 3-1 Denver Revised Municipal Code) Public property includes roadway median strips, bridges, utility poles and boxes, street signs and sign poles. Public property also includes some areas that are not as obvious, such as the tree lawn area between detached sidewalks and the curb, and parkways on major streets. Additionally, most properties have an easement in the front of their property extending between 10-20 feet back from the curb. This easement is considered public property. It is against the law to post signs in this area as well.
#6. "RE: Mile High Lawn Aeration spam" In response to Reply # 5
Hi Klean Genes.
Interesting! Does the city mow half your front yard, too? Heh, heh.
Now I understand better what you were talking about. I live in an area where anybody taking even an itsy bitsy baby step on to private property risks stepping into the waiting jaws of somebody's Great Pyrenees or Mastif protecting its flock or herd.
I am well aware that it is illegal to post signs on public property. I remember cutting down my first sign from a lamp post in the Southglen area the day after I graduated from high school, twenty five years ago this month.