From Harford County government:
As a result of numerous complaints from citizens about the proliferation of illegal roadside signs, beginning October 1, 2011, Harford County will be instituting a Volunteer Sign Removal Program which will be administered by the Department of Planning and Zoning. This program will address illegal signs that are posted throughout the County in rights of way along State and County roadways.
Whether posted by businesses, individuals, neighborhood associations, or non-profit organizations, these signs are a blight on our communities and can pose serious traffic safety concerns. Volunteers will be given, and must agree to, specific guidelines that must be followed in order to participate in the program. All signs will be disposed of at designated disposal sites around the county.
According to C. Pete Gutwald, Director of Planning and Zoning, “This will provide an opportunity for community spirited individuals, businesses organizations to enhance Harford County neighborhoods and improve roadside safety by removing these signs.”
Also commenting on the newly established sign removal program, County Executive David R. Craig stated, “The continual posting of signs at intersections along county and state rights-of-way is not only an eye sore, but a traffic hazard as well. We encourage businesses, civic organizations, non-profits and others to join with us in our efforts to remove such unauthorized signs from along our roads and other public right of ways. Our communities have been plagued by the proliferation of signs at intersections and other public areas for far too long. It detracts from our overall quality of life and appearance of our communities. Let’s join together and put a stop to these illegal sign postings” Craig stated.
For more information or to establish a volunteer team, contact Denise Lynch in the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410.638.3104.