Posted at: 10/02/2012 4:54 PM
| Updated at: 10/02/2012 6:12 PM
By: Bill Lambdin
MAYFIELD - Almost as fast as the thief or thieves have been snapping off the road signs, Mayfield town officials have been diligently ordering replacements and putting them up.
"I really have no idea," said Mayfield Town Supervisor Rick Argotsinger. "Could be kids, could be somebody looking to sell the metal, I don't know."
Although there is some scrap value to the aluminum in the signs, it's hard to understand why a thief would take the street markers but leave stop signs and other traffic control indicators that have a lot more metallic content.
Or maybe someone is trying to annoy authorities or settle some score, actual or perceived.
But anyway you look at it, it really is more than a mere prank. "Particularly in our town, as you probably know, we do not have an ambulance service," Argotsinger said. "We depend on Fulton County Ambulance Service. If they have a new driver on that is not familiar with the area, could be a serious problem."
The Supervisor says it cost about 100 dollars to replace a street sign. So far the tab is 18-hundred dollars and counting._