PEARL — Pearl police are working to reduce the number of unauthorized signs on utility poles and state rights of way in the city, following a sudden increase in their number.
Police Chief Bill Slade said officers will strictly enforce the city's sign ordinance and issue citations to people who refuse to comply with the rules after a grace period.
Slade said the penalty for a first offense is $50 per sign. He said officers will not fine anyone until after a two-week grace period that begins immediately.
"We'll notify the public about the grace period and if we see anymore signs after that, then we'll start contacting people and issuing citations," Slade said. "If that doesn't work, then we'll take the next step, which could be an arrest."
#1. "RE: City wants to reduce illegal sign postings" In response to Reply # 0
An email was sent to Mr Smith of the Rankin Ledger pointing out several issues and directing him to the CAUSS website.
He extended his thanks for reading his article and indicated that he would direct the chief of police to our website.
In our email to Mr. Smith, it was brought to his attention that the spammers would likely pay no atenntion to a warning or grace period. Also, the spammers will likely consider anything less than $500 per day per sign as a cost of "doing business" when it comes to fines.