Political Sign Rules
 
 
 
TO:ALLCANDIDATES
FROM:DOLLYCOOK,COUNTYCLERK RE:POLITICALSIGNS
 
DURINGTHELASTWEEKIHAVERECEIVEDNUMEROUSQUESTIONSABOUTPOLITICALSIGNS REGARDINGPLACEMENT,WHENTHEYCANBEPUTUPANDWHATTHERULESARE.  IHAVE ACCUMULATEDTHEFOLLOWINGINFORMATION,WHICHISTOMYKNOWLEDGECOMPLETE:
 
FIRSTANDFOREMOSTIS TOGETPERMISSIONFROMTHEPROPERTYOWNERBEFORE PLACINGYOURSIGN.
 
MYOFFICERECEIVEDALETTERFROMTHEMICHIGANDEPARTMENTOFTRANSPORTATION PERTAININGTOPOLITICALSIGNSANDTHEIRRULESREGARDINGTHEM.
 
"OURGENERALCRITERIAREQUIRETHATSIGNSBEMORETHAN30FEETFROMTHE EDGEOFTHEROADWAY(WHITELINE)FORHIGHWAYSWHICHDONOTHAVE  BARRIERTYPE CURBS.  FORHIGHWAYSWHICHDO  HAVEBARRIERTYPECURBS,  THESIGNSMUSTBEMORE THAN3FEETFROMTHEBACKOFTHECURB.  ALSO,SIGNSMAYNOTBEWITHINCLEAR VISIONAREASATINTERSECTIONSNORMAYTHEY  INTERFERE WITHSIGHTDISTANCE
FORAVEHICLEATINTERSECTIONSORCOMMERCIAL DRIVEWAYS.NOSIGNSMAYBE PLACEDWITHINLIMITEDACCESSRIGHTOFWAY.OFCOURSE,ITREMAINSTHE RESPONSIBILITYOFTHECANDIDATESTOOBTAINANYNECESSARYPRIORAPPROVALFROM ABUTTINGPROPERTYOWNERSTOPLACETHESIGN.THECANDIDATESMUSTALSOASSURE THATALLSIGNSAREREMOVEDWITHIN TEN(10) DAYSAFTER  THE  ELECTION.
 
POLITICALCAMPAIGNSIGNSWHICHDONOTMEETTHESECRITERIAWILLBE REMOVEDIN THEINTERESTOFSAFETY.  THEYWILLBEKEPTFORAPERIODOF7DAYSAT THEDISTRICTMAINTENANCEGARAGERESPONSIBLEFORTHEIRREMOVAL,AFTERWHICH THEYWILLBEDISPOSEDOF.  IFYOUAREMISSINGSIGNS,YOUMUSTCALLTHEM,THEYWILL NOTCALLYOU.
 
THEREAREOTHERLIMITATIONSONSIGNSWITHWHICHEVERYONEMUSTCOMPLY. FOREXAMPLE,THEHIGHWAYADVERTISINGACTAPPLIESTOSIGNSPLACEDADJACENTTO THERIGHTOFWAY.ALSO,THEREARELAWSRESTRICTINGTHEPLACEMENTOFBANNERS OVERHIGHWAYS."
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THECITY OFIRON  MOUNTAINHASTHEIROWNORDINANCECONCERNING
POLITICALSIGNS.IFSIGNSARENOTCONFORMINGTOTHISORDINANCE,THE  POLICE DEPARTMENT,DPWORANYAUTHORIZEDCITY  EMPLOYEEWILL  REMOVEANDDISPOSE OFTHESIGNS  WITHOUT NOTICE!
 
THEORDINANCEREADSASFOLLOWS:
 
1)ELECTIONSIGNSSHALLNOTBEERECTEDFORTY  FIVE(45)DAYSPRIORTOTHE ELECTIONTOWHICHTHESIGNPERTAINSANDSHALL  BEREMOVEDWITHINTEN(10)  DAYS FOLLOWINGTHATELECTION.
 
2)THEYSHALLNOTBEPLACEDCLOSERTHAN100FEET  FROMANYPOLLINGPLACE ENTRANCE.(EVENIFWITHINTHAT100FEETISONPRIVATEPROPERTY!)
 
3)NOELECTIONSIGNSHALLEXCEED20SQUAREFEETINAREA.
 
4)NOELECTIONSIGNSHALLBEPLACEDSOASTOOBSCURETHECLEARVISIONOF DRIVERSOFVEHICLES.
 
5)PRIVATESIGNS  PROHIBITED INRIGHT-OF-WAYANDPUBLIC  EASEMENTS.NO SIGNSEXCEPTTHOSEESTABLISHEDANDMAINTAINEDBYTHECITY,COUNTY,STATEAND FEDERALGOVERNMENTSSHALLBELOCATEDIN, PROJECTINTOOROVERHANGAPUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYORDEDICATEDPUBLICEASEMENT.(NOTE:THISWOULD  INCLUDETHEBOULEYARDAREABETWEENTHE  BLACKTOPANDSIDEWALKOFCITYSTREETS-SIGNSCANONLYBEONPRIVATE PROPERTY!)
 
6)REMOVALOFPOLITICALSIGNS:SIGNSRELATINGTOELECTIONSSHALLBE REMOVEDWITHINTEN(10)DAYSFOLLOWINGTHEELECTIONORWITHINNINETY(90) DAYSOFINSTALLATION,WHICHEVER OCCURSFIRST.
 
ACIVIL  FINECANBEIMPOSEDBYTHECITY OFIRONMOUNTAIN  UNDERTHEIR CITY CODE  74.10(B)
 
THECITY OFKINGSFORD  HASORDINANCENO.128WHICHREADSASFOLLOWS:
 
 
ANORDINANCETOREGULATETHEPLACINGOFSIGNSANDPOSTERSWITHINTHECITYOF
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
KINGSFORD.
 
THECITYOFKINGSFORDORDAINS:
 
SECTION1.THEPLACINGORCAUSINGTOBEPLACED,OFSIGNSADVERTISINGACOMING EVENT,ORADVERTISINGANELECTION,ORELECTIONCAMPAIGNPOSTERS,UPON TELEPHONEPOLES,LIGHTPOLES,FENCES,BUILDINGEXTERIORS,ORANYOTHEREXTERIOR PLACEEXCEPTINGMOTORVEHICLESWITHINTHECITYOFKINGSFORD,ISHEREBY PROHIBITED.
 
SECTION2.PROVIDED,HOWEVER,THAT,IFANYINDIVIDUAL,CORPORATIONORANY OTHERASSOCIATIONPOSTSACASHBONDWITHTHECITYCLERKINTHEAMOUNTOF TWENTY-FIVE($25)DOLLARSTOINSURETHEREMOVALOFTHESAIDSIGNSANDPOSTERS WITHINSIXTY(60)DAYSAFTERTHEEVENTORELECTIONTAKESPLACE,ORISSCHEDULED TOTAKEPLACE,THEPOSTINGOFSAIDSIGNSORPOSTERSWILL BEPERMITTEDANDTHE CASHBONDWILL BERETURNEDTOTHEPERSONWHOPOSTEDITUPONREMOVALOFTHE SIGNSORPOSTERS.FORTHEPURPOSEOFTHISORDINANCE,POLITICALPARTIESSHALLNOT BEENTITLEDTOPOSTABLANKETBONDTOCOVERALLCANDIDATESUNDERSAID POLITICALPARTY,UNLESSSUCHBONDSHALLAMOUNTTOTHESUMOF$25FOREACH CANDIDATEWHODESIRESTOHAVETHESIGNSORPOSTERSPLACEDINTHECITY.
 
SECTION3.PROVIDEDFURTHERTHATTHECITYCOUNqiL MAYALLOWNON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONSTOPLACESIGNSANDPOSTERSWITHINTHECITYWITHOUTPOSTINGA BONDINANYSPECIFICINSTANCEUPONTHEAPPLICATIONTOANDSECURINGTHE APPROVALOFTHECITYCOUNCILANDUPONGIVINGADEQUATEASSURANCEOFTHE REMOVALOFTHESIGNSANDPOSTERSWITHINAREASONABLETIME.
 
SECTION4.THEPURPOSEOFTHISORDINANCEISTOINSURETHECLEANLINESSOFTHECITY OFKINGSFORD.
 
SECTION 5.ANYPERSONWHOVIOLATESTHISORDINANCESHALLBEFINEDTHESUMOF
$50FOREACHOFFENSEORFIVEDAYSINJAIL,IN THEDISCRETIONOFTHECOURT. ADOPTED:March18,1968
BREITUNG TOWNSHIP-SECTION508-EXEMPTSIGNS
 
THEFOLLOWINGSIGNSSHALLNOTEXCEEDNINESQUARE  FEET    ANDOTHERWISEEXEMPT FROMTHISORDINANCE:(Anysignslargerthan9squarefeetwouldneedclearancefromMr.JoeRogina, ZoningAdministratorforBreitungTownship.)
 
PUBLICSIGNS-SIGNSOFNONCOMMERCIALNATUREANDINTHEPUBLICINTEREST, ERECTEDBYORONTHEORDEROFAPUBLICOFFICERINTHEPERFORMANCEOFOFFICIAL DUTY.
 
POLITICALSIGNS-THOSESIGNSWHICHAREINTENDEDTOADVERTISEAPUBLIC ELECTION,INDIVIDUALACTIVELYPARTICIPATINGINSUCHANELECTION,OROTHERPUBLIC BALLOTISSUE,AREPERMITTEDONPRIVATEPROPERTYWITHTHEOWNER'S  PERMISSION. ALL POLITICALAREAUTHORIZEDONLYNINETY(90)DAYSPRIORTOANYELECTION.  ALL POLITICALSIGNSMUSTBEREMOVEDWITHINTEN(10) DAYSAFTERTHEELECTIONDATE ANDSHALLNOTBELOCATEDONTHEPUBLICRIGHT-OF-WAYORINTERFEREWITHTRAFFIC. IN THEC-1ANDC-2DISTRICTSPOLITICALSIGNSSHALLNOTEXCEEDTHIRTY-TWO(32) SQUAREFEET.
 
SECTION509ANDSECTION510HAVETODOWITHTHELIGHTINGOFSIGNSAND MAINTENANCEOFSIGNS.CONTACTBREITUNGTOWNSHIPIFYOUHAVEANYCONCERNS ABOUTLIGHTINGORMAINTENANCE.
 
CITY  OF  NORWAY                                                                                      ,
ASOFMONDAY,JUNE21,2004,THECITYOFNORWAYWILLCOLLECTS$25.00FEETHATIS
REFUNDABLEIFSIGNSAREPICKEDUPWITHINlODAYSAFTERTHEELECTION.YOUNO LONGERNEEDWRITTENPERMISSIONFROMTHEPROPERTYOWNERBEFOREPLACINGYOUR SIGNS.CHECKWITHTHECITYIFYOUAREPLANNINGTOUSEASIGNLARGERTHANA STANDARDYARDSIGN.
ANYQUESTIONS,PLEASECALL774-0988. DOLLYL.COOK
DICKINSONCOUNTYCLERK
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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