Recently a sign regarding the upcoming election was spotted on Willow Creek Road. The property owner was gracious to tell his story about the original campaign signs that were placed there without prior permission.
Gary said, "In the past, when Bill Meyers was running for County Supervisor, Bill asked if a sign could be placed there and I said yes."
Gary said, "On February 14th Danah Zoulek placed her campaign sign in my yard and since Danah Zoulek had not asked me if the sign could be placed there I took it down. She just placed it there without asking."
Gary continued, "After removing it, I again found another one of her signs in my yard, so I called the Sheriff sometime that morning."
Gary said, "When the sheriff came to the house he removed the sign and took it with him. He said he would contact Danah Zoulek."
Gary said, "Later that evening she called the sheriff and tried to press charges against me for stealing the sign. The sheriff told her that he removed the sign and that she was trespassing on my property. It was reported to the Washington County District Attorney on February 17th and also reported to the Election Commission."
Gary continued, "After that I decided to put my current sign on my lawn. My neighbor has a video of her putting her sign in my yard."
If you are interested in rules about election signage check section 309-19 (I), (2).
Most important in this section:
Political campaign signs shall not be displayed on any building or grounds that are owned, operated, or maintained by any public agency or on any Village-owned post or traffic control device or on any pole, post, or appurtenance owned or operated by any utility. Such signs shall be located only on private property or privately maintained public right-of-way adjacent to the private property and only with the property owner's or renter's prior consent. Such signs shall be located so as not to constitute a danger to the traveling public.