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BYRNES MILL: Alderman wants to rid city of snipe signs Byrnes Mill alderman wants to rid city of snipe signs
By Kevin Carbery Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:17 AM CST
The term "snipe signs" may not be familiar to everyone, but the items the phrase represents surely are.
Byrnes Mill Alderman Grant MacLaren of Ward 2 has started his own campaign to rid his city of what he considers to be nuisances and is urging his fellow aldermen to join him in a resolution condemning snipe signs.
He brought several he had taken down to the Nov. 5 Byrnes Mill Board of Aldermen meeting, saying he had removed 32 signs in the two weeks prior to the meeting.
"Snipe signs are anything illegally posted," MacLaren explained. "We have an ordinance against them. I want them out of sight. A good term for it is litter on the streets." -------------