For Release: Sun Times CONTACT: Valerie Heritage Issue of 02/27/19 389-2326
Town of Smyrna
Helping to Keep You
The town ordinance prohibits fastening of ANY OBJECT to utility poles. This includes yard sale signs, lost animal signs, car wash signs, etc.
Members of our Electric Crew have to climb utility poles, often at night when searching for a problem. A hole the size of a pin prick in one of their gloves can allow enough electricity through to electrocute a person. If there are nails, tacks, staples, etc. in a utility pole it is very easy to puncture a glove without realizing it, especially at night.
This ordinance was adopted for the safety of our workers. Your cooperation is critical to their welfare and safety.