Opelika to enforce sign fines

The city of Opelika is cracking down on signs.  Mayor Gary Fuller says signs are littering his communities rights of way and utility poles.

The Mayor says the city has an ordinance prohibiting sings from being placed in those locations, but it's rarely enforced.  However, he says that will soon change.  "After us picking up thousands of signs just in the past year, that's fire department, police, I've been out picking up signs, public works, I have asked the City Council in December to put some teeth in it," says Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller.

Starting in February the city will begin enforcing the sign ordinance.  That's a $250 fine for each sign placed on the cities right of way or on a utility pole.