It has just come to our attention that Wake Forest has mailed violation letters to many members citing prohibited signs per the Town's Ordinance. We are in the process of investigating this issue, but cursory information leads us to believe that the Town had been lenient in their allowances of signs and now are suddenly taking a "letter of the law" approach to enforcement of the rules on the books.
Our greatest frustration is the method by which this has taken place. We try very hard to build relationships with municipalities and encourage them to reach out to us when problems arise. It could have been better handled had we been informed that the ordinance enforcement was going to change and given a 30 day grace period to communicate such information to our membership and comply. This would have prevented the adversarial approach of sending out violation letters with date certain compliance or else fines of $500/day.
Please be aware that the Town is now strictly enforcing their sign ordinance which can be found here. See below for an example of the violation letters being sent.