#2. "RE: Woman arrested for removing A-frame sign, though charges quickly dropped" In response to Reply # 1
Charges were dropped by the solicitor. The Bibb County Commissioners in apologized to her last week (6-5-12) in their regular meeting (I was there watching)and the Sheriff's Department is now working to get her arrest expunged. After the meeting, she was invited to appear on a half-hour news show (The Fox Files)and got the word out that no illegal sign will ever be safe in Macon, GA
#4. "RE: Woman arrested for removing A-frame sign, though charges quickly dropped" In response to Reply # 2
<<Charges were dropped>>
Pick up the A-frames, only if on public property -- In the Right of Way- (ROW)
Pick up all the litter.
Clean up the city.
When an A-frame that cost $50 sits in the ROW or sidewalk, it seems the business that pays rent owns this sign. It is litter, and its abandoned property as THIS city ruled. This is not a typical bandit sign, however it is litter.
It's a difficult decision, as to what it should be called. I hope this lady gets her record expunged. She committed NO crime from picking up litter according to her local laws. Happy to read the law is helping her clear her record of any criminal activity.
Concerning A-frames, I suggest contacting the local code enforcement (CE), then waiting a month, before picking up the litter. Stay in contact with CE to know their involvement. Then pick up the litter if located in the ROW.
The LAW has ruled in this community, A-frames are OK to remove.
Depending on the community and how business function in the area, I do not consider every A-frame as a bandit sign. However, All A-frames on corners outside the sidewalk in the ROW are bandit signs. It depends on the location of the sign placement; as to weather it's an illegal sign or a bandit sign. Does this make since?
If a business pays rent where the sign is located, it's a major consideration, to the legality. It may be a CE issue.
In Aspen, CO. A-frames were (last pictures I saw) a part of doing regular business. I would not consider them litter because every business had an A-frames in the old famous business section, in front of their store, often on the curb. This was a local CE issue at best, because it was normal regular business procedures. Last I read, CE cracked down due to the issue's CAUSS.org has concerning bandit signs. Now Aspen wants the community to look better and raise the property values, and sees the nuisance signs have caused the community.
I see many communities where A-frames are a beauty to the community by the front door on the business (like Aspen, Co once did), until they sit on the curb. When next to the business door, it can be beautiful. Call CE first on this concern.
These A-frames are not in the scope of CUASS.org, like billboards either, that tend to be similar in advertising litter.
Lack of responses from CAUSS.org posters on A-frames is understandable.
I think it would be OK to re-sell any litter on craigslist.org or ebay.com for $20-$30 each plus applied shipping or pick up fees. Anyone need extra money? Pick up litter and sell it.
The singles signs are back around. They are on curbs and can be sold after the paper is torn off them.
#5. "RE: Woman arrested for removing A-frame sign, though charges quickly dropped" In response to Reply # 4
>I think it would be OK to re-sell any litter on craigslist.org >or ebay.com for $20-$30 each plus applied shipping or pick up >fees. Anyone need extra money? Pick up litter and sell it. > >The singles signs are back around. They are on curbs and can >be sold after the paper is torn off them. >
I feel that reselling signs just contributes to more signs to take down. Interesting business idea, but no. Take as many out of circulation as possible with no chance of making my hometown more ugly.
Though I'd be real tempted to post to Craigslist in the lost & found section: FOUND 50 BANDIT SIGNS describing where they were found.