Some campaign signs violate Indian Springs Village ordinance

Published 3:27 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014

By CASSANDRA MICKENS / Associate Editor

INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE — The town of Indian Springs Village is once again enforcing its campaign sign ordinance for the upcoming June 3 primaries after fielding complaints about multiple violations.

Indian Springs Village Town Clerk Joan Downs said March 27 that the ordinance does allow campaign signs during election cycles, and residents are allowed to support their candidate of choice with a yard sign.  However, the signs can only be placed on residential properties with the owners’ permission. In addition, the signs cannot be in the road right-of-way and cannot be larger than six square feet.

Downs said campaign signs larger than six square feet have been spotted along Alabama 119 and Caldwell Mill Road.

“Every season, the signs get bigger and bigger and bigger,” Downs said.

Downs said candidates are responsible for contacting the town officials to inquire about the ordinance, but Downs said only a few made the effort.

If a campaign sign is not in compliance with the ordinance, violators will receive a call from Downs asking for the sign to be brought into compliance. Downs also will contact the candidate and request he or she bring the sign into compliance or remove the sign.

For more information about the ordinance and its restrictions, call Downs at (205) 982-1755.