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Ridgewood Candidate Yard Sign Controversy Continues to Swirl

Ridgewood Yard Signs
April 15,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Village Council Candidate asked for clarification with candidate yard signs  after the incident earlier this week were “Ramon Hache” signs were targeted for removal . Bernie asked Village Clerk Heather A. Mailander, “Just for clarification.  During the Vote Yes for the garage campaign.  The Village manager and Village Council approved and allowed signs to be placed in planters throughout the CBD.  I’m assuming this practice will be permitted for the Village Council campaign.”

Heather Mailander responded , “To clarify, based on last Fall’s regulations, the campaign signs may be placed in the public right of way (planting strip between the curb and sidewalk) anywhere in the Village, including planters in the CBD.  However, they may not be placed on Village property.  This includes all parks, the train station parking lot and green spaces near the train station, or other Village-owned property (Village Hall, both library properties, water properties, DPW properties, the Recycling Center, etc.).  The signs cannot be a sight hazard or a pedestrian hazard.  If you are unsure whether or not you can place a sign somewhere, please contact me.  Also, please be aware that any signs found on Village property will be removed and not returned. ”

Resident Boyd Loving responded , “Last Fall’s regulations?”  What “regulations?”  I don’t recall any regulations ever being announced last Fall.

In fact, “Vote Yes for Parking” signs WERE prominently placed along the Garber Square side of the train station, along the Linwood Avenue side of Vets Field, at the entrance to the Village Recycling Center, AND within/around numerous municipal parking lots.

So clearly the “regulations” are different now that there are messages the “Council Majority” isn’t interested in seeing.

What a joke this Village government of ours has become”