[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Madison 9-30-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To establish rules regarding requests for information placed on the Town of Madison electronic sign.
Nonprofit community and civic groups may request announcements be placed on the electronic sign either by calling the Town office at 696-3971 or by submitting the required information in writing, or from the Town website at www.madisonmaine.com.
Requests should include the group name and a contact person with a contact telephone number and e-mail address, and include who, what, when, where, and why of the event. Requests will be placed on the sign one week prior to the event date, if the Town is given appropriate notification of the event. The Town Manager has the sole discretion to accept or reject the organization making the request and/or the content of the message, as well as the ability to alter the text accordingly to fit the sign design. In the event there are several requests for any given time period, the requests will be posted on a first-come first-serve basis.
In the event of an emergency, the Town has the right to suspend all messages and use the sign for emergency purposes only.
No personal requests will be posted on the electronic sign, e.g., birthdays, engagements, weddings, etc.
It will be the responsibility of the Town office to manage and submit messages to the electronic sign. If there are any questions regarding whether or not a group requesting use of the sign is authorized per this policy, or regarding the content of a message, the Town Manager will make a decision regarding the request.