Everybody knows 2012 is an election year and a lot of people want our vote to protect and serve. But what gets me is that the majority break the law that they swear to uphold.
They place their political signs on the department of highway and railroad right-of-ways along with power, telephone and cable poles. This is flat illegal and they know it.
The department of highways are required to pick up the signs on their right-of-way if a complaint is filed, but here is the political catch. DOH calls the candidate and they pick up their signs. Next day signs are back and the DOH has job security and three to five people don’t have to fix pot holes.
Mason Countians, my thought is that all signs along roadways should have a bounty of $5 per sign, including signs for individuals, events, businesses, candidates and political parties. Signs for individuals, events and businesses should be be gone five days after an event and political signs should be removed 14 days after an election. Let’s keep Mason County wild and clean.
Harry E. Metheny