• July 29, 2014

Belton removing illegal signs after storm

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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:08 pm

BELTON — The city of Belton is taking down some business signs that cropped up over the weekend.

After the hard-hitting hailstorm battered homes and cars Friday, businesses such as roofing and construction companies posted signs around the city, but some of the signs had to be removed by city workers.

Signs were placed in random front yards as well as public rights of way in violation of city ordinances, city spokesman Paul Romer said.

As of Monday afternoon, “two truckloads” of signs were removed, Romer said.

According to the Belton code of ordinances, posted signs that violate codes could include those that obstruct street corners, fire hydrants or passage of vehicles through the streets.

Romer warned some business signs could be from fraudulent companies.

“Whenever vendors flood the market like this, there’s a chance for fraud,” he said. Romer advised that homeowners seeking repairs for their houses should check the Better Business Bureau before hiring anybody.

Romer said the hail was particularly bad around the high school, so that’s where many of the signs were posted. City workers have been removing signs posted in inappropriate places.

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