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Office seekers and their cohorts better think twice before placing their signs.
Harriman Vice Mayor Ken Mynatt, who took over the meeting after Mayor Chris Mason left early to coach his daughter’s softball team, was granted approval to put a moratorium on campaign and business signs on city property, particularly Riverfront Park.
“David Webb and I found campaign signs at Riverfront Park,” Mynatt said. He said another was an advertisement for a real estate company. Others have beenplaced in the Temperance Building.
Mynatt said city attorney Harold Balcom will be preparing an ordinance for the council to approve, because currently there isn’t anything in the city’s rules prohibiting people from placing signs on city property.
“He suggested we pass a moratorium tonight limiting the placement of campaign signs on city property,” Mynatt said.
Others considered waiting on the issue until Balcom brought something back. However, Councilman J.D. Sampson was gung-ho about moving forward.
“I motion to go ahead and put moratorium on city buildings and city parks,” Sampson said.
The city council also approved the application for a building permit to allow the Triangle Park Association to build a pavilion at Triangle Park.
City council also voted to approve trash cans like those downtown at Killefer Park.
The Cornstalk Heights Association is to provide the funds for the cans.