GI files injunction over obscene signs

The Grand Island City Attorney’s office took the first step Thursday in abating controversial signs located on private property. Assistant City Attorney Staci Nonhoff said legal paperwork was filed Thursday afternoon to force property owner Larry Tourangeau to remove the signs which feature what some feel is obscene or offensive language.  The injunction filed Thursday deals with signs located at 5th and Oak and 3rd and Oak downtown Grand Island.  Nonhoff said it’s unclear how long it will take the courts to act. The signs have been a contentious issue for city officials – the city council first voting back on June 11th to have the signs removed. A back and forth ensued between the city’s legal and building departments over who’s responsible it is. Grand Island’s Mayor even tried to fire City Attorney Bob Sivick for his lack of action in the case. All that appears to have come to an end as legal action was taken Thursday in Hall County District Court to have the signs removed.


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