Municipal election campaign signs need to be taken down from public property by the end of Wednesday.
“Really the candidates should be looking after taking down all their signs,” said city clerk/solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko. “Candidates are encouraged to finish their job and I suppose with the weather or whatever it’s not always the greatest, but it is the responsibility of campaigns that they are to keep the general appearance of the city un-littered. So we appreciate their co-operation.”
The deadline for candidates to take their signs down is seven days after the election. All public signs, including posters taped to power poles and on boulevards, need to be taken down. However, it does not include signs on private property such as people’s lawn.
“That’s not something the bylaw covers,” said Gulka-Tiechko. “Typically, I know that the election workers would be setting up a circuit to pick those up. Often they’re recycled for a future election, but that’s really the campaign’s concern as opposed to the city’s.”
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.