GENESEO — Village Mayor Richard Hatheway mentioned the increasing number of signs at the south end of Main Street near the historic wall at the Village Board of Trustees meeting tonight.
The signs, which are posted in the lawn in front of the wall behind the stoplight at the end of Main Street, range from promoting political candidates to festivals and art shows. They Mayor told Board members he’d recently received a complaint from someone about the number of signs posted there.
Trustee Ben Gajewski pointed out that many signs are posted for a long period of time. The Board members agreed the signs, while promoting good causes, detract from the wall and the overall scenery. They also agreed that after being posted so long, the signs end up ignored by the public.
The Mayor also pointed out that according to regulations, the signs aren’t supposed to advertise off-site events, which they sometimes do.
“It’s just something to think about,” he said. “It’s a shame, because they’re all good causes, but there’s too much. After a while, you stop looking.”
Though no decision was reached tonight, it’s a topic the Board plans to come back to.