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A problem with signs on the islands?

May 15, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor,

I grew up on Pine Island and, while driving on Little Pine Island, I have enjoyed seeing advertisement signs with a little humor on them. People have commented to me that they find the signs amusing and can't wait to see the next event.

I have heard through the grapevine that one person out of thousands finds the signs to be a traffic hazard. If this one person can't read a sign at 55 mph, then don't read them. I'll bet this person is a real trip on the expressway or while driving through Matlacha.

This person probably moved here because they loved the charm. But now they want to change it. They either don't have a life or they don't have a sense of humor. Small businesses bring people to our island, which is great for our community. Maybe this person should call the Department of Transportation and ask for all road signs to be removed because they think signs are a hazard. Thanks for destroying our island feel. Island residents need to be careful when advertising yard sales, etc., since there is one person who doesn't like signs and probably has code enforcement on speed dial. Congratulations! You won! I hope taking away a piece of humor from Pine Island makes you feel better about yourself.

I am not afraid to leave my name, unlike the anonymous complainer.

Jan Kellogg




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