Sign Policy

SIGN POLICY FOR ROAD-NAME SIGNS IN SUBDIVISIONS WITHIN PLATTE COUNTY Printer Friendly Copy

Effective as of : November 1, 2007

SIGN MATERIALS:

All signs, posts, and brackets must be constructed of metal and have a painted surface. No wood or unpainted metal parts are allowed, with the exception of pieces that are galvanized.

APPEARANCE AND READABILITY:

Road-name signs shall have a green background and white reflective lettering. The lettering shall appear on both sides of the sign blade. The sign blank must be at least 6 inches in height and no more than 36 inches in length, but may be shorter if the road name can be accommodated on a shorter blank. Sign lettering shall be at least 4 inches in height, of reflective material, and properly spaced so as to be easily read. The prefixes North, South, East and West may be abbreviated with N, S, E, and W, and the suffixes Road, Lane, Drive, etc., may be appropriately abbreviated as well, but proper names of roads should be spelled out completely.

LOCATION OF SIGNS:

Signs should be placed in such a manner so as to clearly identify the road they are intended to mark. Signs must be placed at the point where they intersect with county roads. For the safety and convenience of subdivision residents, it is strongly advised that every intersection WITHIN the subdivision is clearly marked with road-name signs. Signs shall be placed in a location that does not interfere with traffic flow or with routine road maintenance, and must be clearly visible and unobstructed. No road-name signs will be allowed to interfere with safety signs or devices, regulatory signs, signal lights, etc. Signs and posts shall be installed no less than 7 feet and no more than 12 feet from the shoulderline of the road surface. The minimum height of the sign shall be approximately 7 feet from the road level to the bottom of the sign itself. Signposts shall be set into the ground to a depth sufficient to withstand weather and wind conditions.

PRICING:

For a fee of $ 125.00, the Platte County Road and Bridge Department will furnish one 10-foot steel signpost, a single-blade, double-sided sign, sign bracket and necessary hardware. Printing, transporting, and erecting of the sign is included in the fee. For a fee of $ 200.00, the Platte County Road and Bridge Department will furnish one 10-foot steel signpost, a double-bladed, double-faced sign, sign brackets, and necessary hardware. Printing, transporting, and erecting of the sign is included in the fee.

OPTIONS:

Residents and developers may choose to purchase signs and related materials from outside sources and to install the signs themselves. Such is allowable, so long as the above-listed criteria for both materials and installation are met, to the satisfaction of the Platte County Road and Bridge superintendent. Also, at the discretion of the superintendent, the county may require large subdivisions and similar projects that require numerous signs to order, obtain, and install all signs without the involvement of Platte County Road and Bridge, while still meeting all the same criteria stated herein.

REPLACEMENT POLICY:

After road-name signs are initially paid for, the Platte County Road and Bridge Department will print, make and erect such signs on a first-come, first-served basis, as their schedule and other circumstances allow. This is in regard to the original signs only! Platte County and the Platte County Road and Bridge Department will not be responsible to replace signs that are lost, stolen, vandalized, damaged by wind or accident, or for other reasons need replaced. However, they may, at the discretion of the superintendent, work with residents to see what may be done to keep signs current.

PLEASE NOTE:

Sign prices and other terms and conditions of this policy are subject to change as deemed necessary by Platte County officials or the Platte Couny Road and Bridge Department. Any questions should be directed to the Road and Bridge Department, as listed above.

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