It’s Ba-a-a-a-a-ck! And We Don’t Mean the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. No, we’re talking about that joint production of another odd couple, Mark Franzoso and Joe Streany. We mean the large political sign that came and went for one day last week. Yes, that ugly oversize sign is back. Now it’s self-standing and, to make matters worse, it’s illuminated. Well, illuminated in an amateurish way. A halogen spotlight has been placed on the ground in front of the sign and powered by an ultralong extension cord that leads over a wooden fence to a residence at 6 Wayne Street. Guess what! That house is occupied by members of the Streany family.
The Stroller doesn’t know whether such a large illuminated sign comes under the purview of Croton’s Visual Environment Board. But the VEB exercises such iron control over signage plans of new businesses, one might think that they would be furious over this monstrosity. And it’s at a sacred Gateway, no less. One might also think that the electrical code would have something to say about overlong and unprotected extension cords. Shouldn’t such wiring be in metal conduit to keep it from endangering people or animals?
The Stroller has one bothersome question. If Joe Streany plays fast and loose with Village laws and codes before the election, what would he do should he be elected? We all know he has had ethical problems before and that he doesn’t put Croton’s environment first. If nothing else, this illuminated sign proves him guilty of having extremely bad taste, at the very least.
Here’s gallery of photographs taken at the scene of the crime.
Don’t touch! And keep your dog away from this unprotected orange extension cord carrying 110 volts! What fireman or safety director in their right mind would hook up something as dangerous as this? (Click to enlarge image.)
The source of power—electrical power, that is. The Streany house at 6 Wayne Street is where the dangerous extension cord gets the 110 volts of electricity to power the halogen light and illuminate the sign. (Click to enlarge image.)