NORWICH – With the summer season well underway, many residents are looking to get rid of unwanted items and make some extra money, bringing garage sale season into full swing – and leaving a slew of outdated garage sale signs all over the city that many residents call an unsightful nuisance.
Up and down North and South Broad streets, outdated garage sale signs cover utility poles outside of homes and businesses. On the corner of Rexford and Pleasant streets, six signs still advertise for garage sales that occurred weeks ago. According to resident Joanie Spicer, she has made several complaints to city officials regarding outdated garage sale signs in the past, but to no avail.
“I wish the people who have a garage sale signs posted in front of their house would take them down,” Spicer said, noting signs that have been posted for weeks on a utility pole near her home. “A day or two after the sale is over would be fine.”