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There oughta' be a law: outdated signs

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:59 PM

"I noticed the question about the 'coming soon' pizza window sign on Robbins Road (Mailbag, June 23), so I decided to ask about other signs that bug me. Beacon Village shopping plaza on the northwest corner of U.S. 31 and Robbins really needs to update the sign that displays the businesses that are in that shopping plaza. It still shows Shear Elegance and Crop Circle, and both of those places have been closed for many years now. Can't the city require the signs to be updated?"

ANSWER:

Yes, it can, City Manager Pat McGinnis said — and he thanks you, Lisa, for bringing that to his attention.

“The city sign ordinance does regulate obsolete signs, and we can contact the owner and request compliance,” McGinnis explained. “A ticket is rarely necessary once the issue is identified.”

By the way, McGinnis pointed out that the commercial property on Robbins Road where a pizzeria is supposed to be “coming soon” — the subject of the June 23 Mailbag question — is in the township, not the city.

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