John Tanner is missing some signs and it’s got him concerned.
The town superintendent of highways told the Granville Town Board on Sept. 9 the recent rash of street sign thefts has him bothered and just a little hot under the collar.
While the problem is not a new one, Tanner said, it is an issue that needs to be addressed from time to time to remind people why they shouldn’t do it.
“It’s on-going; every year we lose a few when kids head back for school or in May when they come back we lose a few, but boy it seems bad this year,” Tanner said last Friday. While the reasons for street sign thefts vary from dorm rooms to camp decorations or souvenirs, it is a costly problem for the town.