City will confiscate illegal signs

Published 4:37 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

As the political season begins to pick up steam, city officials are reminding residents to follow the law when it comes to signs advertising candidates.

James Hall, the public works director for the city of Bogalusa, reminds citizens that violations of the law could lead to monetary consequences.

“Any signs in violation of this code will be picked up and put in the public works yard and could eventually end up with someone being given a ticket for the violation,” he said.

Qualifying for the November election will be from July 18-20.

The following are the City of Bogalusa Codes that refer to the issue:

Section 15-5 — Posting signs on city property or rights-of-way Prohibited.

(a) Legislative findings. The proliferation of commercial and political candidacy signs posted on city rights-of-way and city property has and will create a public nuisance. The unattended signs create traffic hazards and cause additional work on the part of city crews as well as additional expense on the part of the taxpayers of the city. The council finds that it is necessary to prohibit such posting of signs on city property.

(b) Prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall post or cause to be posted any sign, advertisement, billboard or notice upon the property of the city or any rights-of-way maintained by the city.

For more information, call the public works department at 985-732-6213.