Aug. 24, 2004 – "Any applicant given the approved permission to display advertising devices on the roadside are responsible for monitoring their advertisement," a Government House release issued on Tuesday states.
Although the release did not say so, the announcement apparently refers to political campaign signs, posters and banners. In a Government House release issued on Aug. 16, Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood said permits from his department are required for political signage along roadways and that the department can remove any such items that don't conform to regulations. (See "Rules and Regs for the Signs of the Times".)
In Tuesday's release, Callwood said that "if an advertising device becomes torn, flagging or is not firmly in place, one has 24 hours to make the necessary repairs." If that doesn't happen, he said, Public Works "will have the device removed."
He also reminded "advertisers that the necessary permit must be completed and approved prior to posting signs on the government roadside."
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