SIGNS ARE AN ILLEGAL MESS
I found it interesting in the Courier’s View, the “Thumb” section with the picture taken by Randy Roberts concerning our new bump outs getting damaged, that it also displayed the illegally placed sign for the upcoming American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Overnight, many of these signs appeared all over our beautiful downtown, in every single bump out and curbed island. This looked hideous and was a total eyesore.
The mayor’s office was all over it and some were picked up, but then it seemed more signs appeared. These signs are an illegal mess and need to stop.
Surely we have better ways to get the word out these days to advertise a situation? For every new warehouse we build in town, hundreds of these signs appear on the right of way, advertising for help. Signs for student painters, for seed sales, “buying diabetic strips” … you name it! These signs detract from the aesthetics and dignity of our community.
We need to recycle these signs on the upcoming Backyard Mission day, and clean up our town!
711.08 PLACEMENT OF SIGNS ON CITY PROPERTY.
(a) Placement of all signs, regardless of size or design, shall be prohibited on all City-owned property, including street rights of way, boulevards and thoroughfares within the City.
(b) All governmental agencies are specifically excepted from this section. (1979 Code 110.12)
SO WHERE WAS THE INSPECTOR?
If the surface of the Osborn Avenue bridge is as uneven as described in previous letters, my questions are: “Who was responsible for the design and where was the inspector?”
While grinding the surface is a way to even out the surface, it will also expose the aggregates in the concrete to de-icing chemicals, and the high shale local aggregates are susceptible enough without grinding. Grinding works well in an interior environment, but exterior use is suicide.
As for the sight distance, it would seem to me to be an ideal location for a four-way stop, since the bridge can’t be moved at this stage of the game. This thoroughfare is notorious for people ignoring the posted speed limits. I challenge anyone to try to traverse this street at the posted limits and not be tailgated or passed.
TURNABOUT IS HUGE
Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s change of heart (story Page A3, April 12) to be the pusher man for what helps all addicts is huge! Is it, or could it be, finally sinking into our heads to love grass is good?
Colorado just cut another check for the Department of Education, this one for $90 million.
Of course, Ohio wouldn’t have any use for that!