Overland Park removing illegally placed signs

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- They could damage do damage to lawns and pipes. The city of Overland Park says they are a nuisance and today they’re coming after them. On Friday, illegally placed signs will meet their match when city employees will go throughout the city removing them.

The city says that a survey clearly indicates that residents believe illegally placed signs advertising things like dating services, weight loss plans and home sales hurt Overland Park’s image. They say that over the past two years city employees have already removed several thousand signs.

In order for a sign to fall in line with the city’s regulations, sign placement can’t be within 11 feet of a street curb or on a street median. Also, property owners must consent if any sign is to be placed on their property.

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