I was busy this afternoon, posting a story about the Planning & Zoning Department’s decision to remove all illegal signs from town-owned property.
Chip Stephens and Al Gratrix were busy too.
They did the actual removal.
The P&Z Commissioners — call them the “De-Signers” — uprooted several dozen offending placards, all over town. Many were in otherwise handsome traffic islands and gardens, like those at the eastern end of the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Post Road bridge. (Regulations concerning such signs have been in place since at least 2002.)
They’re not finished.
Every illegal sign — even those for beloved institutions like the Westport Library book sale — is fair game, Chip says.
Westport’s streetscape is changing. The signs are everywhere.