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May 16, 2013

Clarksville drops suit against Rep. Clere

Town had wanted to fine state representative for large campaign signs

CLARKSVILLE — It looks like Ed Clere is in the clear.

The town of Clarksville is no longer pursuing fines against the state representative from New Albany for having campaign signs that the town claimed violated its sign ordinance during the 2012 election cycle.

“I think dismissing the charges was appropriate, because I don’t think the ordinance covered the charges,” said Rick Fox, Clere’s attorney.

The town filed a motion to dismiss the case in Clarksville Town Court on April 11, according to court records. Clere had faced a maximum fine of $2,500 per day for each of three 32-square-foot signs that were on display during the election.

According to division 200 of Clarksville municipal code, “Political advertising signs may be 16 square feet and placed in the right of way of town public ways for a period not to exceed 30 days prior to an election and must be removed 48 hours after the election.”

Clere’s signs were on private property.

Rebecca Lockard, the attorney representing the town in the case, did not respond to a message left at her office requesting comment.

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