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Q: What is the law on political signs? How long after an election do candidates have to get them down?

A: According to the Payson Unified Development Code, "the person, party or parties responsible for erecting or distributing any (political) sign shall be jointly and severally liable for removal of them within 10 days after the (election).

As long as we're on the subject, the code specifies that political signs cannot be erected more than 60 days preceding the election, that the total sign area cannot exceed 32 square feet, and that they cannot obstruct traffic.

Incidentally, it is a class 2 misdemeanor to remove, alter, deface or cover a political sign.

Q: When will parks and rec put bleachers on the new multi-purpose field at Rumsey Park? There's a big tournament Sept. 27 and 28.

A: Not any time soon. In fact, bleachers are not even in the budget. Besides, according to Bill Schwind, town parks director, the tournament you refer to is a high school event.

"The fact of the matter is, the high school uses our facility and then (wants) us to supply them with everything that they need," Schwind said. "They have bleachers at the high school field. They can always play their tournament there."

Schwind also says that lawn chairs are a great alternative.

"(People) have been using those fields without bleachers for years and years," he said.

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