Made a decent start over the weekend...grabbed eight signs including three from Mega Life, two offers to buy houses, one for Himalayan goji juice from the folks at Freelife (I'm guessing they're old friends to most of you), a flea market and a driveway resealing company that used a paper sign (rather easy to remove). Most were in Milford or Orange, either on or near the Post Road.
Also finished a sharky stick, which came in handy in popping off a sign for a renaissance festival that was fastened with washers and decking screws. The same spammer had a second sign for the fair that I couldn't get completely off (and it was too high to razor away). But since I was able to pop the bottom screw, I used the top screw as a pivot so the sign is, for the time being, hanging upside down on the pole, minus the Web site info.
>But since I was able to pop the >bottom screw, I used the top screw as a pivot so the sign >is, for the time being, hanging upside down on the pole, >minus the Web site info.
Mutilated signs can be an effective warning to spammers, so don't feel too bad about not being able to get the whole thing off. Although we try to remove signs completely, we can only do what we can do.
One note about the driveway sealers and other construction companies: The ARE allowed to put a sign ONLY on the property where they're doing a job, and ONLY for the duration of the job.
Those you have to leave alone.
But your roofer was out of bounds by putting his sign on a phone pole, so he's fair game.
Another problem we've had around here is landscapers giving their commercial (and in some cases individual) customers a slight discount in order to leave a sign up on the customer's property. These ARE illegal either because they're in the highway right-of-way (most are), or because of local ordinances that ban offsite advertising.
There's almost no place where business are allowed to use their property to host signs advertising other businesses.
Go get 'em! The people of Milford will thank you for it.
Roofers in this area offer big discounts ($1,000.00) to put a sign in your yard till they complete the work. The city code people tell me these signs are noted and they check to see if the proper permits have been secured (and permit fees paid.)
I suspect you could get the discount without the sign if you insisted.