Controversy in Gardner over fan's Royals sign - KCTV5

Controversy in Gardner over fan's Royals sign

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A homeowner in Gardner wants to keep his Royals sign up on his house, but the city is telling him it needs to come down immediately.

After being hung on the back porch for several years, the city has now given the homeowner a Notice to Abate a Nuisance.

According to the notice, it was given “based on a citizen complaint.”

The family said they’re disappointed after receiving a letter from the city that their sign is in violation of city code.

The document states the homeowners need to either “remove the illegal sign immediately or apply for a temporary sign permit, reduce the size of the wall sign to 8 square feet and leave it up for 90 days of the year.”

Some neighbors like Don Chenoweth say the sign should be able to stay.

“It can cover the whole backside of the house,” he said. “I don’t care. It’s their house. It’s not offensive to me. That’s just little petty stuff. I can think of a lot worse things that could be happening than a Royals sign.”

If it doesn’t get taken down, the city notice states the homeowners could face a misdemeanor and be fined each day it remains up.

“It’s just like Christmas Lights,” said neighbor Lilly Fleming. “They turn it on when they’re supporting the Royals when they have a game.”

Fleming said it’s become a neighborhood icon.

“It’s neat to have something big like that in a small neighborhood,” she said. “It’s great support for the Royals and a great sign to have up.”

“It doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s great,” Chenoweth said.

There will be a city council meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. to address the sign. 

KCTV5 did reach out to the homeowners who said they want to wait to talk to media until they take their case to the city council.

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