OLEAN — Gary “Casey” Jones’ personal war on signs is on hold for the time being.
After lengthy discussion during Tuesday’s City Operations Committee meeting, its members delayed voting on Mr. Jones’ proposal to amend city law and fine those who are caught placing signs on trees, utility poles and street signs.
“We have people hanging up yard sale signs anywhere and everywhere,” Mr. Jones said. “They’re nailing, stapling and taping the signs onto things they shouldn’t be, and that’s illegal — it always has been.
“The only way to get through to these people is go hit them in the pocketbook.”
Currently, the zoning code already prohibits anyone from hanging any type of sign on trees, utility poles and street signs. Under Mr. Jones’ proposal, a violation of the ordinance will carry a $50 fine for each infraction.