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Two years ago, the Sun’s Arthur Hirsch profiled Baltimore County resident Mike Pierce and his obsessive drive to fight illegal signage. At the time, Pierce was responsible for a third of the county’s complaints about nonpolitical signs.
The Kingsville man is still on the case today.
Pierce emailed me about today’s article, “Baltimore County cracks down on nuisance road signs.” He said he was responsible for the complaints that led to fines against two of the businesses mentioned in the story – Cash for Cars and All-Star Automotive.
“I've been fighting ugly signs for years,” Pierce wrote. “Most people in the Perry Hall area don't realize how bad the problem really is, since I remove most of the signs before they see them.”
Code enforcement chief Lionel Van Dommelen says Pierce is one several residents who regularly turn in complaints about signs. The county was expecting a flood of phone calls after announcing its crackdown, but has only gotten one call so far today – and it came from one of the regular complainants (not Pierce), Van Dommelen reports.
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