Holts Summit bans garage sale signs on public street posts

1 year 5 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 16 2018 Jan 16, 2018 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:43:00 PM CST January 16, 2018 in News
By: Pat Mueller, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

HOLTS SUMMIT - A city administrator says he doesn't want Holts Summit to be a "trashy" town.

Rick Hess went on Facebook Tuesday to explain the city's new ban on garage sale signs and things like them on any public street post or utility pole or in the right of way.

"We did this because there were a certain amount of people who put signs up on the post or right-of-way, and they wouldn't pick them up or take them off," he said. "It became really unsightly, it makes any town look trashy with these posts covered in staples, nails and tape." 

Violators could be fined anywhere from $10 to $250, depending on how often they do it.

Many people who responded to Hess on Facebook support the ban.

Richard Delores Gilpin said, "Thank you! That's ridiculous they leave the signs up to deteriorate and clutter up our fine city."

Karen Jacquin said she agrees there needs to be some enforcement, but said the city needs to work with residents about putting signs in the right of way.

"Otherwise people will start putting them on private property at corners and I can see that will go downhill fast. PLEASE DEFINE RIGHT OF WAY," she said.

Beverly Luetkemeyer, who moved to Holts Summit last year, said she understands why the ban is happening, but she told KOMU 8 News she wonders if garage sales can be successful without signs.

"If you can't put them in your front yard or right-of-way, it doesn't make it worth it to mind the yard sale all day," she said. 

Hess said the city may consider taking another look at the ordinance based on a suggestion from someone in the Facebook conversation.

Todd Rowell said the city should allow people to post signs in the right-of-way for a few days after paying a small fee. Then, if they don't remove their sign after the allotted time period, the city can fine them. 

Luetkemeyer said she appreciates the city being open-minded.

"I like that about Holts Summit: a lot of city administrators on the Facebook page pay attention to what people are saying," she said. "You can see your suggestions take root before your eyes." 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Boone County deputies arrested a Columbia man who pleaded guilty to trespassing at two area schools. Kelvin... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:53:35 PM CDT July 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – Day two of the MU-Beagle Freedom Project continued today in Boone County Circuit Court. Money is at... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:40:00 PM CDT July 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - MFA Inc. is shutting the doors to five of its Agri Service centers, including locations in Columbia and... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:25:00 PM CDT July 17, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the driver in a deadly crash Wednesday as 32-year-old Antoinette Knight... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:51:00 AM CDT July 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mizzou football player Tre Williams will serve two years unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to peace disturbance.... More >>
9 hours ago Wednesday, July 17 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:25:00 AM CDT July 17, 2019 in News
ST. JAMES — Local businesses have come together to support the St. James youth football team after someone broke into... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:25:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency requested Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency expand the federal disaster... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:18:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A stolen vehicle case turned into a chase across multiple counties for Callaway County deputies. In a... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:29:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The summer months are a busy time for air conditioning companies, but especially this week with excessive heat... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:27:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State volleyball coach Melissa Stokes has been placed on paid administrative leave while the university... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:31:00 PM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a semitrailer's computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:48:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers are working with the city’s park rangers to increase patrols in city parks after several... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:08:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in Top Stories
STURGEON- The annual Boone County Fair kicks off Tuesday, and will host a variety of events from Tuesday to Saturday,... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:56:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index to get up to 109 degrees Wednesday. Columbia... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is no longer working for the university and a Title... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:13:00 AM CDT July 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A drug bust by Moniteau County deputies ended with one suspect in the hospital on suspicion of a... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 9:32:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Maries County deputies arrested Cheryl “Lynn” Fales and Charles R. Fales, of St James for two counts of... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia Water & Light will be holding a public meeting Wednesday from 6 to 7:30... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 15 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 6:32:00 PM CDT July 15, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 91°
6pm 91°
7pm 90°
8pm 85°
9pm 83°