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cg
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Username: Cmg

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 10:12 pm:   

I just was watching the city council meeting* and noticed that a lot of people are hot about the cheap coroplast stake signs that get placed along the roads. These signs cost about two dollars to make so they can be seen as disposable to whoever is placing them. What I was wondering is if the city just throws them out and takes the "see you tomorrow" attitude or if they are actually enforcing an ordinance and handing out fines for the people that stand to profit from the advertising?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 317
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 10:26 am:   

Temporary Stake Signs require permission prior to placement within the City’s right-of-way or other public property.

When Code Enforcement observes a person placing an illegal sign, Code Enforcement may issue a citation to the person who is placing an illegal sign, impound the illegal sign, or impound the illegal sign and issue a citation for each sign placed in the City’s right-of-way or other public property.

Signs placed without permission are subject to: (1) impoundment of the sign, (2) issuance of a citation for the installation of each illegal sign placed not to exceed $500, or (3) combination of both, impoundment and citation(s). The fee to recover each impounded sign is as follows:

$200 for illegal signs < 6sf in area
$400 for illegal signs > 6sf in area
Signs not recovered within fifteen (15) days of impoundment may be disposed of by the City in any manner it shall elect.

A person who observes a violation of the Sign Ordinance may contact Code Enforcement at (972) 292-5302 or via e-mail to code@friscotexas.gov.

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information.

Sharon M. Elliott
Frisco Code Enforcement Division
Main (972) 292-5302
selliott@friscotexas.gov
 

Matthew Wheaton
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Username: Mdwheaton

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 02:28 pm:   

Can you tell me roughly how many of these citations have been issued in the last 6 months to 1 year?

(Message edited by admin on October 20, 2006)
 

Sharon Elliott, Code Enforcement Officer
Moderator
Username: Sharon

Post Number: 24
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 09:14 am:   

M/ Wheaton -

You may complete a Public Information Request Form then submit your request to the City Secretary's Office. The City Secretary's Office is located at 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, 5th Floor.

Respectfully,

Sharon M. Elliott
Frisco Code Enforcement Division
Main (972) 292-5302
 

Scissorhands
New member
Username: Scissorhands

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   

Can you tell which signs have permits by just looking at them?
I have been noticing signs which to me are really an eyesore and I would like to know they are
in violation before I report.
Thank you.
 

Sharon Elliott, Code Enforcement Officer
Moderator
Username: Sharon

Post Number: 34
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 04:43 pm:   

Code Enforcement Officers patrol Frisco and can identify signage that is allowed by following the requirements of the current the Sign Ordinance. Some signs require the issuance of a Sign Permit from Building Inspections. Other signage is allowed with time restrictions and installation requirements, while other signs may be prohibited. You may view the current Sign Ordinance by visiting www.friscotexas.gov, slide to 'Departments', scroll downward and select 'Planning & Development'. From the 'Planning & Development' webpage there is an icon titled 'Most Requested Ordinances'. The Sign Ordinance is available for your perusal and provides the definitions and requirements for each sign category. For additional information or to report a possible signage violation, please contact Code Enforcement at (972) 292-5302 or e-mail code@friscotexas.gov. Thank you.
 

cg
New member
Username: Cmg

Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 01:12 pm:   

the French drain/lawn leveling signs are being posted around Eldorado construction again. Are they being fined for all the advertising they post?
 

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Moderator
Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 25
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 - 07:53 am:   

We are constantly removing these and other bandit signs. The problem is catching them. I have offered to take anyone to lunch that provides information on the "Frisco Singles" sign guy. I need the publics help with all of these bandit signs. If anyone sees someone placing these bandit signs please get a license plate and description of the person placing the sign.

The problem with these signs is that the phone number is usually tied to a cell phone. We try to conduct stings to get these individuals to call us back. They are pretty slick. If we can get that license plate then it gives us something to use for the investigation.

We are trying to track down the "land leveling, french drain" guy now.

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