Mayoral Candidate Richard Corrente Violating City Ordinance By Sticking Campaign Signs On Traffic Control Boxes
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Mr. Corrente is already at it, littering the City of Warwick with political signs being posted everywhere they're not supposed to be. Last year, Corrente had is campaign signs tacked up to street sign posts, telephone poles, public electric utility boxes, trees, etc.. Heck, if he could hole-punch and shoelace tie them to a pair of old sneakers and heave-hoe them over telephone pole wires, he'd probably do that to.
Mr. Corrente, started sticking his signs up about 1-2 months ago. He's also about 10 months too early for posting campaign signs anywhere and they WILL BE REMOVED as the public comes across them -as it’s not illegal to remove campaign signs posted on City property.
The City should also be taking care of this but hey, we all know how up-to-par the City of Warwick is when it comes to complying with and enforcing its own ordinances.
As Per the City Of Warwick Code of Ordinances 803. - Signs permitted in all zones:
The following signs are permitted in all zones:
803.1. Governmental. Signs of every kind and nature erected by or on behalf of any federal, state or local governmental agency, including official traffic control or informational signs, hazard warning signs, legal notices, railroad crossing signs or other similar signs required by law.
803.2. Nameplates. One nameplate for each dwelling unit, excluding internally illuminated signs, not exceeding 1½ square feet in area, indicating the name of the occupant or any permitted occupation.
803.3. Identification. Wall signs, which may be externally illuminated, and which are permanently affixed to buildings for the purpose of identifying the name of building, date of erection or other historical information, provided that such signs are composed of similar materials as the building, or bronze or brass, and are affixed flat against the building.
803.4. Credit card signs. Credit card signs, nonilluminated, and affixed to the structure shall be limited to an area of one square foot per structure.
803.5. Temporary signs. The following temporary signs are permitted in all districts:
(A) Signs for nonprofit or charitable organizations, including exterior messages for national and state holidays; provided, however, that no such temporary sign may be erected for a period of more than 30 days. In all residence districts, such signs shall be limited to 32 square feet in area and set back a minimum of ten feet from any property line.
(B) Rental or sale signs, freestanding or attached to the premises, pertaining to the prospective rental or sale of the property on which they are located; provided that such signs shall not be illuminated, nor extend over the sidewalk, and further provided that:
1. Within all residence districts, such signs shall not exceed a total area of six square feet and shall be removed within 14 days of the real estate closing or lease transaction.
2. Within all waterfront (WB), office (O) and general business (GB) districts, such signs shall not exceed a total area of 12 square feet, and shall be removed within 30 days of the real estate closing or lease transaction.
3. Within all light industrial (LI) and general industrial (GI) districts, such signs shall not exceed a total area of 32 square feet, and shall be removed within 30 days of the real estate closing or lease transaction.
(C) Construction signs, non-illuminated, customary and necessary in connection with the erection of buildings or other construction work and temporary signs required to advise pedestrians and motorists of temporary inconveniences, safety issues and/or alternate locations to obtain services, limited to one sign per street frontage for each construction project. Such sign may be freestanding or attached to the premises, but shall not exceed 32 square feet in area, with a maximum clearance of five feet and shall be removed within 60 days of the completion of construction. In all residence districts, such signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in area, and shall be set back a minimum of ten feet from any property line.
(D) Political signs, non-illuminated, incidental to a city, state, or federal election or referendum, or signs which are political in nature. Such signs shall be constructed of durable material, and shall be prohibited from trees, traffic signs or utility poles. Such signs shall be erected not more than 60 days prior to such election or referendum, or in any event, no premises shall have a sign erected for more than 120 days in any calendar year. Political signs relating to any election or referendum shall be removed within 14 days after said election or referendum. In all districts, such signs shall [are] not to exceed 16 square feet in area per side.
(E) Other temporary signs in GB, LI and GI zones for a maximum of 30 days.
(F) Sponsor signs sold to advertisers, sponsors or boosters of youth sports teams or leagues which are placed within a field, stadium or arena which is used primarily for elementary or secondary school sports or youth