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If Signs Are Banned From the Car Barn Lot, Should They Go Somewhere Else?

The Wenham Historic District Commission has recommended that signs be banned from the car barn lot in the center of town once it becomes home to the War Memorial.

The Wenham Historic District Commission .

Some committee members suggested that signs be banned now, while they all agreed that the "sandwich board" signs that are there now should not be allowed .

The car barn lot is located in the center of town, at the intersection of Arbor and Main streets.

When the signs are banned, should that be the end of the signs along the road? Or is there somewhere else the signs should go? Let us know in the comments section below. Or vote in our poll.

Some committee members suggetsed that essential town messages, such as the water ban, is well publicized through a townwide Connect-CTY phone call. And others said that website listings can help get out the word on other items.

This week, in addition to the water ban sign, there was a sign advertising the Sunday concerts at and sign-ups for a youth flag football league.

Michelle Bailey August 05, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Reverse 911 should be used for town purposes only...not to get out the word on every non-profit sponsored event. The signs serve a purpose that can not be replaced by technology. Plus, it shows we are an active vibrant community. If we don't confine them to the Car Barn or alternative location, you'll find them all over town like they do in Hamilton...signs at the ECO, Meeting House, Community House Winthrop School and Patton Park all this week.
Concerned August 05, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Mary, don't forget about the brand new (and pictured sign above) New England Flag Football League starting in Hamilton this September. Very exciting stuff.
chris a August 05, 2012 at 04:10 PM
this has nothing to do wit signs but i'm curious as to how much free compost we can get from the highway garage i had seen in the paper 3by 3 by 3 ft then i went there and there was a sign saying one five gallon bucket have we been misled again ?i thought once we changed to organic composting we were allowed quite a bit more and why doesn't hamilton bother dispensing to their townspeople on their time
Robert Gates August 05, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Here's a recent story about the changes to the compost pickup: http://patch.com/A-wwty Hopefully that answers your questions.
Sue Killam August 10, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I believe the State layout in that area goes to the pine trees at the car barn lot. Thereshould be a bound mark at the side of First Church. People driving through the center of town should not be looking at signs advertising events, especially events happening outside of Wenham. I have seen many cars and other vehicles go right through the red pedestrian light because they Were not paying attention to the road. Downtown is way too cluttered with signs and it does take away from the appearance of our town, plus is a safety issue.. I have lived in Wenham for over 40 years and there have Not always been signs on the sidewalk area advertising events.

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