Since You Asked: When should political signs from June election come down?
Q: When are the political signs from the June elections supposed to be removed? There are still several signs up in Yuba County.
A: Candidates are supposed to remove their signs within 10 days of the election everywhere in Yuba County, except in Marysville where signs are allowed to stay up 15 days following voting.
Therefore, any political sign left over from the June primary election in Yuba County is a violation of sign ordinances and campaign agreements.
Yuba County Clerk Terry Hansen said nearly every candidate complies with the sign ordinance, even the losers.
"It's not generally a problem, not a very big deal," Hansen said.
A few stragglers or missed signs aside, most campaign posters have disappeared — except signs belonging to failed Yuba County judge candidate Julius Engel.
Many Engel signs have been taken down, but several others remain, Hansen acknowledged.
Engel, 55, came in third in June in a three-way race for the Yuba County Superior Court bench. Marysville's Ben Wirtschafter won the race and will take the bench in January.
Hansen said there's "not a lot of motivation" for losing campaigns to comply with the ordinance and there is no penalty if nobody comes to pick them up.
The Elections Department has received "some calls" regarding Engel's signs, Hansen said, and she's tried to contact the former candidate, but he's never called her back. He also didn't return phone calls seeking comment for this column.
Q: When will they be done with construction on North Beale Road?
A: Roadwork is expected to wrap before the end of July, according to Yuba County Public Works Director Michael Lee.
"The road needed some routine maintenance to fix cracks and potholes and also included widening of the shoulders between Linda and (Beale Air Force Base)," Lee said.
Knife River Construction started the $1.43 million project around the beginning of June.
The roadwork is funded with federal gas tax money.
Since You Asked is published on Mondays. Send questions to reporter Rob Parsons at the Appeal-Democrat, 1530 Ellis Lake Drive, Marysville, CA 95901, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 749-4785.