Brookings will soon step-up its enforcement of regulations prohibiting private signs from being attached to street lights, utility poles and other public facilities.The Brookings Municipal Code prohibits signs from being attached to utility poles, light poles, public structures, trees, fire hydrants, bridges, curbs, sidewalks or other surfaces located on public property.
Beginning the week of August 11, City staff will remove any such signs found along Chetco Avenue attached to poles, trees, street furniture or located in Bankus Park (the landscaped area along Chetco between Ross Road and Ray’s Market driveway) and take them to City Hall. If the sign owner can be identified, they will be contacted by City staff who will advise them of the regulations.
Taping or wiring signs to the City's downtown light poles can damage them. The City is currently obtaining estimates to repaint several poles that have paint damage or layers of residual adhesive tape.
The City does is not planning to immediately begin issuing citations; the hope is by getting the word out that such signs are prohibited to encourage voluntary compliance. The maximum fine for violating this provision is $720 per day.