Council to consider change in political sign regulations

EAST LIVERPOOL – City authorities may no longer have to turn their heads to infractions of the zoning code regarding political signs if city council agrees to a change in the regulations.

The Planning Commission last week agreed to recommend that council approve a change to the zoning code that currently prohibits political signs in residential areas.

President Sam Scafide broached the subject at the request of Councilwoman Sherrie Curtis, saying, “We’ve always turned our heads and allowed them in residential areas. It’s time to make it official.”

He moved to recommend 2- by 2-foot political signs be allowed in residential yards for a period of not more than 30 days, with 10 days after an election to be removed, saying, “People are doing it anyway.”

Scafide said candidates will still have to ask permission from property owners to place signs in their yards if the change is approved.

In another matter, Scafide reported to the commission that cleanup of the former Riverview Florist property on Parkway is about a week away from being completed.