Slavin reminds residents of sign bylaws

Jun 19, 2019

Selectmen Alan Slavin took time at the board’s June 18 meeting to remind residents to follow the town’s sign bylaw, especially as yard sale and open house season begins.

“This past weekend, there were yellow signs on telephone poles, utility poles, everywhere,” Slavin said. “There were two yard sales with probably twenty signs everywhere. People are not following the sign bylaw.”

Signs may not be placed on public trees, light and utility poles, street signs, and traffic signs or anywhere on state, town, county, or utility owned property.

Signs may only be displayed on private property with the permission of the owner.

Those who violate the rules may be fined $250 per sign per day.

Slavin noted that the people who put up the yard sale signs this weekend could be fined $2,500 each day.

“Please follow the rules,” Slavin said. “We’re trying to clean this town up.”

Update: The sign bylaw, including the updates approved at spring Town Meeting, has been uploaded as an attachment.