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Mar 13, 2016 1:22 PM

Dover to clean up unpermitted signs on roads and poles

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DOVER - Signs cluttering up rights-of-way and utility poles are the focus of a clean-up effort this week by the planning and community development department.

Illegal or unpermitted signs will be removed starting Monday, according to Fosters Daily Democrat. The goal is to improve the city's appearance as well as improve safety for motorists and ensure legal signage is not obscured.

With the exception of the winning candidates, campaign signs from the NH primary are required to be removed no later than the second Friday following the election, Feb. 19 under state law.

Confiscated signs will be held at City Hall for 30 days. Owners of the signs can reclaim them during that time by paying a "reclamation fee" based on the actual cost of man-hours and equipment use. Repeat offenders may be subject to prosecution and fines.

Anyone with questions can contact Assistant City Planner Elena Piekut at 603-516-6008 or by e-mail at e.piekut@dover.nh.gov.

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