The Town of Hempstead announced Wednesday that it would begin enforcing the recently passed Sign of The Times legislation, which outlaws commercial ads on local utility poles, fences, trees and other structures.
The law gives the town the right to remove the signs and levy fines - if the law is violated, the town's penalty is $250 per sign.
The law was passed on May 15, but Town Supervisor Kate Murray said the town is giving people a two-week grace period to remove the signs without a fine or violation, effective Wednesday.
According to Murray, the law will not go after signs for yard sales, missing pets, memorials or anything of that nature.
Click here to read more about the legislation.
Applications Available for Town Triathlon
Applications are currently available for the 28th annual Town of Hempstead Triathlon.
The 2012 triathlon is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Town Park Point Lookout, according to the town.
The triathlon begins with a hearty three-quarter mile ocean swim. fter emerging from the surf, competitors set off on a 10-mile bike through the streets of Point Lookout and Lido Beach. The final leg of the triathlon is a five-mile run to the finish line at Town Park.
To receive a 2012 Triathlon application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Town of Hempstead Triathlon, Department of Parks and Recreation, 200 North Franklin St., Hempstead, NY, 11550. Registration fees, set at $44 for a town resident, $66 for a non-resident and $22 for a town senior or veteran, are payable by check or money order made out to the Town of Hempstead. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 31.
Additional event and registration information may be obtained by calling the Parks Department at 292-9000, extension 219 or by visiting the town website at www.TOH.LI.