The Town of Franklin is requesting the cooperation of local business owners, as we partner with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to remove signs located within the public rights-ofway throughout the Municipality and Extra Territorial Jurisdiction of the Town of Franklin. These signs are prohibited by State Law in G.S. 136-32, which specifically states that all violators of the aforementioned section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Furthermore, these signs are prohibited locally in Chapter 155 Section 10 of the Town of Franklin’s Unified Development Ordinance.
In light of this, the Town of Franklin in conjuction with the North Carolina Department of Transportaion will be removing all temporary signs and objects from the public rights-of-way during the week of June 18, 2012. As a result of this effort, we hope to achieve continual cooperation from local business owners in keeping our rights-of-way free from these illegal and potentially hazardous signs. Any sign that is picked up during this week will be stored at Town Hall until Friday, July 13, 2012. If the sign owner has not claimed the sign by this date, the sign will be disposed of. Following the week of June 18, rights-of-way throughout the municipality and its extra territorial jurisdiction will continue to be closely monitored, and signs or objects located within them will be removed immediately.
Submitted by Derek C. Roland, Land Use Administrator, Town of Franklin.