Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Jun 11

Signs in Webster

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 8:45 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

There is always a question mark on placing signs in the Town of Webster and what is and is not appropriate in putting up signs in the town. We at Town Hall understand that small and large business like to advertise sales and promotions at their place of business, but there are laws in Webster that govern this practice.

In the Town Code of the Town of Webster there is a whole Chapter (Chapter 178) addressing this issue.  The Town Code can be found on the town’s website at ci.webster.ny.us.  The Code addresses this with definitions, general regulations, permits required, application for a permit, and a section on temporary signs.

A temporary sign permit may be granted for a period not to exceed 45 days and a sign permit for temporary signs containing noncommercial messages may be granted for a period not to exceed 90 days, provided that such signs are not attached to fences, trees, utility poles or the like.  These temporary sign permits apply to all political candidates and school board candidates who seek public office. This permit process is in place to make sure candidates remove signs after their election as to not have Webster’s landscape overrun with these hideous signs on every corner including expressway intersections for weeks on end after the election.

Now garage and yard signs do not need a permit, but we request that you remove your sign from every intersection that you posted it on after the event so we can keep Webster’s intersections in some sort of decent looking condition. This would include all balloons, rope, stakes, and duct tape that you put on utility poles and at these intersections. The Town of Webster does not have the staffing power to send out employees to clean up after you in these certain cases. If we all work together on this project it only makes Webster a more enjoyable looking town for residents, visitors, and guests to look at as they drive around Webster.

I thank you for doing your attention and doing your part to help keep Webster a place for everyone to work, live and play. 

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor