GALLIPOLIS — This notice is to inform all businesses and residents that posting of any signs in the right of way on roads in the City of Gallipolis is not permitted by ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to promote and protect the health, welfare, and safety by regulating existing and proposed outdoor advertising, outdoor advertising signs, and outdoor signs of all types.
The ordinance is intended to protect property values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance of the community, and preserve the scenic and natural beauty of designated areas. It is further intended to reduce sign or advertising distraction and obstruction that may contribute to traffic accidents, reduce hazards caused by signs overhanging or projecting over public rights-of-way, provide more open space, curb the deterioration of the natural environment and enhance community development.
All signs that are posted in the right of way are to be removed by June 14. All signs not removed will be picked up by the City Maintenance Department and those that are of any value will be held at the City Maintenance Garage for one week. After that time, period the signs will be disposed of.
“We want to maintain an attractive city for the residents and visitors to our town,” said Gallipolis City Manager Randy Finney. “Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.”
Any questions pertaining to this ordinance can be directed to the City Manager’s office at 740-446-2489 (CITY).