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Abandoned signs not fine for Jonesboro

Penalty fees may be in line

— Leaving yard sale signs up for days after a sale ends may become costly for Jonesboro residents.

People can put up signs advertising their yard sales but the city council is weighing the creation of a $5 penalty fee per sign whenever those signs are left up long after the event is over. The issue will come up for a vote at next week’s council meeting.

Jonesboro Public Works Director Joe Nettleton said employees in his department regularly have to pick up signs that were left out days after yard sales have ended.

“I would just like the city council to approve this next week,” Nettleton said. “It seems very minute until you have to get out there and pick these things up.”

Mayor Joy Day said it should be easy for the city to find out who is responsible for the signs because residents are required by town law to get a permit to hold a yard sale. The permits are required, she said, to prevent residents from turning their lawns into “perpetual flea markets.”

The council will meet May 13 at 7 p.m. in the meeting chambers at the Jonesboro Police Department, at 170 South Main St.

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MD 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Jonesboro I like what you are doing! Clayton County take note!

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