City of Sarnia Bylaw Enforcement staff will be conducting a one-day “sweep” of signs which are in contravention of a by-law (65 of 2014).
Alan Shaw, acting director of Planning and Building, said staff will be specifically targeting the push-in style of signs that are on boulevards and intersections, although other locations not specifically permitted under a contract (such as on City parks) would also be prohibited.
“We’ve received a number of complaints about the signs,” Shaw said. “Mostly people are expressing concerns about the placement of signs, wondering why they are in those spots.”
The public is being asked to make sure signs are located clearly on private lands to ensure they are not removed. If signs have been placed on private lan without permission, the property owner has the right to remove the signs.