The Crossville Codes Department sending letters to all candidates after some issues with the city’s new sign ordinance.
City Manager Greg Wood said the guidelines were adopted in August and do not allow campaign signs on right-of-ways.
“One particular candidate has basically gone all over town putting signs in the right-of-way and even on city property,” Wood said. “We just want to make sure that everybody is on the same footing. so we’re going to let all the candidates know what the ground rules are.”
Wood said those that do not comply will have a 10-day notice from the city to remove the signs. Wood said if the signs remain, another conversation will happen on what to do next. Wood said he expects the candidates to abide within the time limit.
Wood said the city has also contacted the county’s election office to include a flyer to candidates. Wood said the goal is to keep an even playing field for all those campaigning in Crossville.
Wood said there is also a safety aspect regarding visibility around the signs.