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Billboards, sign operators get warning from KSAC

Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 | 3:05 pm Comments 0

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, is urging business operators in the Corporate Area to comply with the rules and regulations when putting up billboards and signs.

She said the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) signs and billboard programme is now in its third phase, and letters are being sent to non-compliant entities, outlining the law and requesting that they make contact with the office within seven days of receipt of notices.

She stressed that failure to comply will result in the removal of signs; publishing of names in the print media; and legal action in the Resident Magistrate’s Court.

She was addressing the monthly meeting of the KSAC yesterday.

In February this year, the KSAC began its drive to remove illegal billboards and signs in the city.

Meanwhile, with regard to trade licences, the Kingston mayor said the KSAC has entered into the final stage of its compliance strategy, pointing out that the names of 41 traders were published in the print media on November 24.

She said since then some persons have come forward to regularise their businesses.

However, Brown-Burke warns that those who fail to comply run the risk of their businesses being closed and them being taken before the court.

Persons operating businesses in the Corporate Area are required to obtain a trade licence from the KSAC.

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