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Vandalized signs create danger, costly to replace

Friday, May 8, 2009

Don Jones, Scott County maintenance supervisor, paints bright yellow OSHA paint on the staircase leading to the courthouse basement. The paint is one thing county officials are having done to make the courthouse a safer place.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
BENTON -- Scott County experienced "a bad weekend" when it came to sign vandalism.

"We had 15 to 20 signs vandalized or torn down, just southwest of Oran," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger during Thursday's meeting. Signs damaged included stop, road markers, railroad crossing and directional signs.

"Not only is this a cost to the county and us as taxpayers, it puts people's lives in jeopardy," said Burger. "It is not a joke for these signs to be in the ditch."

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