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What it takes to post a sign in Glen Cove

Glen Cove City Hall is shown.

Glen Cove City Hall is shown. Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Did you ever wonder what it takes to put up an outdoor sign on city property in your neighborhood? Well, in Glen Cove, whether you’re looking to post one or 20 signs, it requires an act of City Council.

Such was the case with the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, which won permission Tuesday through a resolution to place 20 signs on city property to promote its Greek Village Festival from June 12 to 14.

Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos said the council reviews every application for a sign permit to ensure signs with offensive messages are not posted on city property, that the physical appearance of the community stays intact and accidents due to distractions from signs are prevented. The council typically limits a permit to 20 signs.

“We feel 20 is enough,” Basdavanos said. “It usually gives people pretty good exposure. But if there was some kind of extenuating circumstance we could discuss that. Nothing is set in stone.”

An expiration date is attached to sign permits, and parties are responsible for taking the signs down within 48 hours of expiration.

After that, “We usually just call and say, ‘Could you take your signs down?’” she said.

Here's the sign application on the city's web site

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