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Gravenhurst bylaw officiers launch ‘Sign Blitz’ against polluting road, tree signs starting June 1

GRAVENHURST — If you know of a street sign that’s polluting your neighbourhood, contact the Town of Gravenhurst.

Beginning June 1, the Gravenhurst bylaw department will initiate an organized “Sign Blitz” targeting illegally installed signage on public utilities and trees on public property in the town.

They say that in an effort to control and reduce sign pollution, bylaw officers will proactively work to reduce signs found to be illegally installed.

The town will be utilizing existing municipal bylaws along with authorization from the utility companies to remove unwanted and unauthorized signage on their poles.

“This has been essentially driven by a growing amount of public complaints and the acknowledgment from council that there is a growing issue with sign pollution in our community,” said Dustin Gronc, manager bylaw services.

Signage that has been removed will be kept for three months and can be collected by the owner by contacting the bylaw division at the Gravenhurst Municipal Office, 3-5 Pineridge Gate.

The Town encourages sign owners to remove their signs voluntarily in advance to avoid any loss.

For more information, contact Gronc, manager of bylaw services at  or by phone at 705-687-3412.ext. 266.

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1 Comment for “Gravenhurst bylaw officiers launch ‘Sign Blitz’ against polluting road, tree signs starting June 1”

  1. Mark

    It’s about time that the town of Gravenhurst finally did something
    about the signs all over the town. This is Muskoka. Not an advertising
    I have never understood how businesses and individuals think
    that advertising for free is fine while their competitors due it the
    proper way. They Pay.
    It is a bit of a shock to see council finally acting. It has gone on
    so long that I thought they thought the signs added character.
    Bert Mumby

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