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At it again , Stolen street signs draining Village budget


file photo by Boyd Loving

Updated May 7, 2015 6:25 PM

RIDGEWOOD – A seemingly innocent prank is costing one town a lot of money.

News 12 New Jersey first reported last summer that street signs have been disappearing from Ridgewood.  Town officials say the problem has gotten worse over the year.

Our budget is probably $15,000 a year. Unfortunately were spending all of our money on thefts, says Jim OConnell, of the Traffic and Signal Division. The $15,000 doesnt include man-hours, the wasted time our guys are out there when they could be doing other things.