S. Ind. town dropping case over lawmaker's signs

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 6:06 AM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana town is no pursuing a case against a state representative for having campaign signs that the town claimed violated its sign ordinance.

The town of Clarksville has filed a motion in its Town Court to dismiss the case against Republican Rep. Ed Clere of New Albany. Clere had faced a maximum fine of $2,500 per day for each of three 32-square-foot signs that were on display during the 2012 election cycle.

Clere's attorney, Rick Fox, tells the News and Tribune for a story Thursday (http://bit.ly/104MNDP ) that dismissing the charges was appropriate because he doesn't believe the ordinance in question covered the charges.

Clarksville's municipal code says signs in the public right of way cannot exceed 16 square feet, but Clere's signs were on private property.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com

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