As it is known to the candidates running for city office's this coming November, lawn signs regarding their campaign were not to be put up until October 1st, 2011. The reason is to satisfy a city ordinance that permits temporary signs for up to 30 days. Yet, someone from team Vernotico, either through their negligance, enthusiasm, or complete disregard decided earlier this week to put up signs at the intersection Morris Ave Baltusrol Road.
Now, I think it would be safe to assume that Mr. Vernotico who has served on the City of Summit's council and who has run as a political candidate in the City of Summit, would know that the signs were not to be put up until October 1st. Whatever one might claim as to Mr. Vernotico personal style of governance, I think it speaks poorly of his campaign and campaign management to have not regarded this city ordinance. Whatsmore, these signs were up at the beginning of the week, September 26, and no one from team Vernotico in recognition of their mistake came back to pick them up. I know several candidates in town whom took great lengths to make sure people received lawn signs either the day before October 1st or on the 1st, and made sure the people they distributed signs to knew that they weren't to be displayed until the 1st. Perhaps I assume too much to believe that Mike could have done the same - or in admission of the error, gone himself to remove the signs.
Personally, I believe the city ordinance is silly, and people should be able to put up temporary signs where they want with the stipulation that they clean them up when the event or date of event has past, but my belief doesn't justify the lawn signs at the intersection before today. I hope someone might have stated this point to Mr. Vernotico before my post, but if in the case nothing was mentioned, I ask of all candidates to act in accordance with whatever title they are seeking. Should you want to be an official leader of the community, your acts (and inaction) and the acts of the people supporting you in your campaign run speak to your leadership and management skills.