It seems several real estate companies and contractors weren't prepared for the new mandate on smaller signs in front of East Hampton Village properties to take effect this month.
issued seven summonses for real estate signs that were larger than 18-by-18 inches, which is the new maximum size allowed under the code as of June 1. Those given tickets face a $250 fine, according to Village Administrator Larry Cantwell.
In March, the village board approved an amendment to the code that restricts real estate and contractor signs to 18-by-18 inches, or just after 2.25 square feet, after and several . The former legislation limited signs to seven square feet.
The law was not without its opponents. Twenty-two agents from Saundres Real Estate in Bridgehampton .
Police on patrol on June 5 found a total of 10 signs that were in violation, including one sign that measured 36-by-34 on Lilly Pond Lane, but only ticketed seven, four of which were from the same agency.