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Reader Questions Banner Ads at Vets Field

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Reader Questions Banner Ads at Vets Field

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Reader questions whether the placement of these banners/signs at Vets Field constitutes advertising and as such, should require approval by resolution from the Village Council (and until such approval is received, should the banners/signs be removed?).

Also, if this is considered advertising, who is receiving the advertising revenue?

As many of you no doubt recall, the Council opposed placement of advertising on the scoreboard at Vets.  Now this?

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17 thoughts on “Reader Questions Banner Ads at Vets Field

  1. The official report back from Village Hall is that the banners/advertisements were put in place in conjunction with the RBSA parade and should be removed within “one or two days.”

    Also, the Village is receiving no revenue for the “free advertising.”

  2. The revenue most likely comes from sponsorships sold by the RBSA…..so in essence, it is coming back to the Village.

  3. How ridiculous!!!! You people have nothing better to do so you complain about some banners???? This town is full of crybabies!!!!!


  4. Anonymous:

    How ridiculous!!!! You people have nothing better to do so you complain about some banners???? This town is full of crybabies!!!!!

    The Village Engineer’s office strictly enforces the local ordinance prohibiting unapproved signs on lawns, utility poles, sidewalks, and in store windows so this really isn’t all that ridiculous. Do as we say, not as we do. The RBSA is not above the law regardless of what Gary might think.

  5. The RBSA is an independent fundraising entity that will keep the money. Where it goes, only they know. Their funds SHOULD be funneled through the village but are not.

    One question is whether the sponsors (not to mention local individual donors) have been informed that their donations are not tax deductible.


  6. Anonymous:

    The revenue most likely comes from sponsorships sold by the RBSA…..so in essence, it is coming back to the Village.

    How does revenue being paid to the RBSA benefit taxpayers? Right, it does not.

  7. “The revenue most likely comes from sponsorships sold by the RBSA…..so in essence, it is coming back to the Village.”

    How does the Village benefit if the RBSA gets donations?


  8. Anonymous:


    Anonymous:

    The Village Engineer’s office strictly enforces the local ordinance prohibiting unapproved signs on lawns, utility poles, sidewalks, and in store windows so this really isn’t all that ridiculous…think.

    Please remove the sign violations on Clinton St. The dumb red ‘drive like your kid lives here signs’. They make the place look like hopper ave in Waldwick. One on either end of the street for 6 months already.

  9. Get over your self people this has been going on a long time and harms no one.


  10. jjj:

    Get over your self people this has been going on a long time and harms no one.

    The point is that no individual, organization, or corporation is above the law.

    Additionally, it’s kind of sleazy to sell advertising space that you don’t actually own.

  11. Worse than sleazy…they are stealing from taxpayers here.

  12. The RBSA is a village recreation organization. Recreation is a line item in the village budget so revenues from sponsorships offset costs….Right?…they do.

  13. My guess is that the banner for Bagelicious was put out for the RBSA parade and fun fair this weekend as a thank you to a local business for supporting the programs. If it was still up after the fair, it was probably left in error.

  14. I really hope the people concerned about something as trivial as this are paying attention to the Valley and CBD issues. In the overall scheme of things, who the hell cares about a local business being thanked for supporting a town sports program ?

    The people in this town better start getting their priorities straight !


  15. Anonymous:

    My guess is that the banner for Bagelicious was put out for the RBSA parade and fun fair this weekend as a thank you to a local business for supporting the programs. If it was still up after the fair, it was probably left in error.

    Left in error? Ha!

  16. # 15 I agree. This is all a scam and a sham. Vote for Albano and this will be nonstop.

  17. By the way, the flowers around the flagpole at the corner of Maple and Linwood look great, as does the sign for the company that put them there.

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