By-law Department Targeting Unauthorized Sign Pollution

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
May 15, 2017
 
By-law Department Targeting Unauthorized Sign Pollution
 
Gravenhurst, On - Beginning June 01, the Gravenhurst By-law Department will initiate an organized “Sign Blitz” targeting illegally installed signage on public utilities and trees on public property in the Town.
 
In an effort to control and reduce sign pollution, By-law Officers will proactively work to reduce signs found to be illegally installed. The Town will be utilizing existing Municipal By-laws along with authorization from the utility companies to remove unwanted and unauthorized signage on their poles.
 
“This has been essentially driven by a growing amount of public complaints and the acknowledgment from Council that there is a growing issue with sign pollution in our community,” said Dustin Gronc, manager By-law services.
 
Signage that has been removed will be kept for three months and can be collected by the owner by contacting the By-law division at the Gravenhurst Municipal Office, 3-5 Pineridge Gate.
 
The Town encourages sign owners to remove their signs voluntarily in advance to avoid any loss.
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Dustin Gronc
Manager of By-Law Services
T. 705-687-3412 ext.266
 
Media Contact:
 
Jason Harnett, Communications Coordinator
(705) 795.5257
3-5 Pineridge Gate
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z3
 
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