Story up on The Tennessean website.
There have been a series of disputes between the police department, the City Commission, and the City Judge.
Recently, Judge Grauberger had dismissed citations issued to realtors for violating the new sign ordinance. Apparently the sign ordinance says violators must be given 10 days notice before a citation can be issued. The codes department was unable to show that they had provided 10 days notice, so the judge dismissed the citations.
Might or might not be related to the Judge’s resignation.
The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet has filed a public records request for the number of signs confiscated and the number of citations issued under the newly amended sign ordinance.
Realtor Monica Doll has filed a public records request for documentation on all citations for violations of the sign ordinance issued over the past 24 months.
Realtor Bob Sorey, chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (EMTAR), has filed an open records request for the number of signs confiscated and the number of citations issued under the newly amended sign ordinance.
The issue is the City’s admission that it is issuing citations to realtors who place signs in the public right-of-way, but is not issuing citations to citizens who place yard sign or similar signs in the public right-of-way.
The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet has the full story.