There have been questions presented to the Township in regard to our sign policy. First of all, we are not asking anyone to remove their signs. If someone wants to make a political statement, support a church or sell real estate, we are not stopping you. All we are asking of you is to set your sign on private property, not in the right-of-way. We ask you to get permission of the property owner the sign will be located on. If you would measure 20 feet from the edge of the road, you would be clear of the road right-of-way. In our zoning regulations, as adopted in 1971, it states the following:
CHAPTER 431 – GENERAL REGULATIONS
- THE REGULATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL APPLY TO ALL SIGNS AND ALL ZONING DISTRICTS
- A:NO SIGN SHALL BE ERECTED OR MAINTAINED AT ANY LOCATION WHERE IT MIGHT OBSTRUCT OR IMPAIR TRAFFIC IN ANY MANNER.
- G. NO SIGN SHALL BE PLACED IN A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCEPT PUBLICLY OWNED SIGNS, SUCH AS TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS
Signs in the right-of-way cause a distraction to drivers, especially on corners. In some cases, sight visibility problems occur in the right-of-way on corners. Also, it impedes maintenance by county and township forces.
We have been contacting residents with signs in regard to this policy and asking them to move their signs out of the right-of-way. If you have any questions, please contact the Township office.