Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 340.
[Adopted 9-14-1992 by Ord. No. 877 (Sec. 17-19 of the 1979 Code)]
Political signs are hereby prohibited from utility poles within the boundaries of the Town of Johnston. Utility poles are to include telephone and electrical poles.
The candidate for the elected office shall be responsible if signs are placed on the poles by their campaigns.
Candidates for the elected offices shall, upon notification of the violation by the Police Department or employee of said utility, remove the sign forthwith. If after notification the sign is not removed, a fine of $25 per violation will be imposed.
[Adopted 10-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
A. 
For the purposes of the article, the term "utility pole" shall mean any pole erected by a utility company with the permission from the Town for the purpose of transmitting any utility service.
B. 
No sign shall be placed upon any utility pole except by the state or the Town, with the exception of a sign advertising a residential yard sale. The residential yard sale sign may not exceed four square feet in size. The sign and any hardware used to attach the sign to the pole must be removed within 48 hours after the date of the yard sale.
C. 
Violations of this provision shall be punishable by a fine of $25.