KEYSER - Some campaign signs for the Keyser city election have been illegally placed on city property and are in the process of being removed.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Some campaign signs for the Keyser city election have been illegally placed on city property and are in the process of being removed.
City administrator Randy Amtower said Wednesday that it is “not permissible for campaign signs and materials to be placed on city property,” and city employees have been instructed to remove them.
A candidate had previously complained to the News Tribune and to the Keyser Police Department that an opponent’s sign had been posted in the city office, where it could be viewed by the public.
Amtower confirmed Wednesday that was the case, and said as soon as he became aware of the situation he had the material removed.
“It was a business card. As soon as I heard about it, I took it down,” he said.
Since that time, other campaign signs have been popping up on other city property, including the city’s parks.
“It is illegal to place any signs on anything deeded to the city or on a city right-of-way, or any property owned by the city or that the city maintains,” Amtower said.
Any signs removed by the city workers will be taken to the city garage, where candidates may pick them up.
The Keyser city election is June 12 and involves the mayoral position and two seats on the council.
Candidates for mayor are council member Isaac “Sonny” Alt, Brenda Gank Kitzmiller, council member Eric Murphy, and Damon Tillman.
Candidates for council are Glenn “Sonny” Gank, former council member Herman Judy, council member Jennifer Junkins, William Sekella-Wahl, Kevin Vaughn and William Zacot.