With a town council and mayoral election coming up on Tuesday, Mahwah's town council recently addressed the ordinance governing political campaign signs. The new rules may further limit the size, number, and placement of political signs. The council recently decided to rework the sign ordinance after Tuesday's election. During this campaign season, Patch has received several letters with resident opinions on campaign signs. Here is one of those letters:
To the Editor:
Does Scotts make any spray for campaign signs?
It's now worse than dandelions!
I have an idea for the next time. Why not limit each candidate to an equal, but a much lower amount of signs than we currently endure?
Taxpayers could observe which candidate places their placards to get their best bang for their buck, rather than seeing a load dumped "here," and another "there," unfazed of the waste. It might make candidates realize that's what the victors should also later be doing with taxpayer dollars, plus it'd give voters insight as to their best choices.
This is another letter Patch received on the same topic:
To The Editor:
Mahwah has a very interesting and controversial election coming this week, and I understand the extensive advertising and communications being done by each of the candidates. However, I feel that they all have gone too far with the street signs. The town is littered with political signs placed on every main street and corner. It almost appears that the candidates feel that whoever can get the most signs out wins! What they have actually done is destroy the beauty of this town and turned it into an eyesore. McArthur Boulevard and other main streets are a disgrace. If I dropped a candy wrapper on the street, I be accused of littering and be fined, yet the candidates feel it is okay to trash our streets with hundreds of meaningless, cheap signs. I don't understand why there isn't a law against this type of abuse to the pleasant landscape in our town. I certainly hope that they disappear as quickly as they went out.
Mahwah Museum Trustee
So, Patch is asking, what do you think of the campaign signs around town?