Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ATTENTION ADAM CRANDALL


The elections are long over.
Time to make the rounds,
collect all your signs!
  

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's clean up the town. The signs are supposed to be down the day after. Maybe if the town would institute a fine of 5$50 per sign that is still up after the election we'd get them down. Oh wait.....the power structure in Greece is also a big offender...Guess that ordinance will never pass!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't the responsibility lie on the property owner? After all the signs are on private property.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing this morning as I passed the 4th "Adam" sign... Hope he is more attentive with his BOE duties...

Anonymous said...

If he lived in Greece he might care.

Anonymous said...

To 7:03, yes, the homeowners can pull them down. I remove my political signs after the election rather than wait for the candidate to come back and pick them up. That said, it it really the responsibility of the candidate to remove the signs.

Anonymous said...

If you check the location of Crandals signs you will find all of them placed illegally in accordance with the town ordinance requiring that no signs be placed on town or public property. They must be placed on the property of the resident at that location. Any sign placed on the public right of way are illegal. Any sign placed on the street side of a side walk is on public property and should have been removed by the town as soon as they were placed in those location. As such, the homeowner at that address is not responsible for their removal the town is responsible for their removal. If a sign is located within 10 feet of the street,it is considered to be in the public right away. There is a fine that can be imposed for each sign placed illegally. unless he is politically connected, if I were him I would remove them sooner than latter. As far as the town highway employees are concerned if they do not have a " Work Order" to remove a sign they simply do not exist.

Anonymous said...

the town does have a very restrictive sign ordanance. it requires owners of new businesses to apply for a permit to erect a sign. The sign must conform to the specifications spelled out in the law. As far as political signs, they are allowed for a specified time period. After the election, it is the responsibility of owner of the sign to he move them within 24 hrs after the election. There is a fine attached to signs not in compliance with the rules so if I were Crandall I would pick them up ASAP
Regarding the sign ordanance for new businesses, I would like to share with you my favorite Auburger story.
Several years ago, a friend of mine opened a donut shop in the plaza on Latta Rd near Dewey. Shortly after he opened, he had a sandwich sign made and placed it adjacent to Latta Rd advertisining that he was open for business. I told him about the sign ordanance and advised him to remove it before the Code Enforcement people show up and make him remove it. He said he would leave it there until told to remove it. Three days later, it was gone. I said I told you so. He then went on to tell me the circumstances regarding it's removal.
According to him, the day before, a man came into the shop and said he was the Town Supervisor. No way I thought. so I asked him to describe this guy. First he described the car he was driving as a white Ford with about 3or4 antennas on the roof. He described the man as a short guy with a suit and tie and Mustache. unbilievable! It really was Auberger. Imagine that if you can, the town Supervisor who we pay the big bucks to riding around enforcing the sign laws. This inspite of the fact that inspite of the number of radios in his car, instead of notifying Code Enforcement, he choose to deal with it himself. What a Joke. What audacity on his part. In taking that course of action he was telling this guy how dare you display a sign in MY town without my permission You may not want to believe this but this actually happened.Anyone care to speculate as to Auberger's motivation. The"GOD" complex comes to my mind.

Anonymous said...

But did he buy a donut and coffee?

Anonymous said...

(10;40) Frankly I see nothing wrong with what Auberger did. The cost to the town was zero rather than going thru the channels for code compliance costing perhaps hundreds of dollars.

SCATS said...

To 12:25PM ~~ Maybe if Auberger actually performed the duties of his job, took phone calls, answered the media, corrected problems brought to his attention at meetings, etc. without using "I am him" or McCann to do it all for him, he might not have time to check out such tasks himself ;)

Anonymous said...

If Auberger did his job like you said, then Firkins and McCann would have no job. LOL

Do you have any idea what Firkins is paid? It's outrageous.

Anonymous said...

I am no Auburger fan but in this situation, if Augie had called Code Enforcement, who then would have made a special trip out to the donut shop to remove the sign, then folks would be complaining that Augie wasted town money and should have simply done it himself. So in this particular case it's no win for our friend Augie.

Anonymous said...

10:40 I disagree with you zero cost to the town. D o you have any idea what Auberger makes per diam? Per hour?
It would cost nothing if hr used his cell phone or radio to notify Code Enforcement. Code enforcement would simply send the owner a letter notifying him to remove the sign. The only way we save is to let Auberger ride around town looking for illegally signs and get rid of the useless personnal in the code enforcement office.Now that would make more sence wouldn't it?
now do you really want the supervisor of a town of 90,000 residents looking foolish for taking on a menial self serving venture That's really the point being made.

SCATS said...

To 12:59PM ~~ We could save their salaries ;)

To 1:05PM ~~ You're correct only if you assume Auberger was in that retailer's to do business anyway. If he made a special visit to inform regarding the sign, then he comes off as looking like a nitpicking meddler with nothing better to do with his time on our dime (translated that means completely unprofessional). Kind of like how the last person described it.

Anonymous said...

I loved Crandall's signs and was happy to see so many people supporting him. Great Job Adam!!!

SCATS said...

To 9:04PM ~~ In that case, you can show how wonderful you are as his supporter by going around town and removing the rest of his litter ... er ... I mean signs.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I don't remember you complaining at all about the Rita garretson sign left up for two weeks after the election right on Dewey ave. Don't tell me you didn't see those two. But then again, Rita's a Democrat and we know they are treated differently by you. Very hypocritical of you SCATS.

SCATS said...

To 8:47AM ~~ First you say "the" sign" and in the next sentence it becomes "two" signs. Clearly you are hallucinating AND seeing double. You might want to get that checked out ;)

FYI, it's been 3 weeks since the vote & Crandall's signs are STILL littering the landscape. As someone suggested earlier, maybe he doesn't live in Greece which puts them out of sight, out of mind for him ;)