The city of Bardstown, Kentucky is an old town and was the "Westward Outreach" during the country's early years and received many guest by horseback or stagecoach.
The Talbot Inn there hosted many of our early forefathers and even French aristocracy, although these were the ones who fled and would have been executed if they went back there.
So the town tries to make sure that any new homes build in "old town" be built exactly in the style of the older buildings, many of which are still standing after two hundred years.
One problem the town has had is that of people putting up yard sale signs or posters on poles. They also put up "Lost Pets", "political candidates", "weight loss promises and schemes", etc. that everyone agreed looked tacky, especially the ones put up there with tacks.
In January, the Bardstown Historical Society approved a plan to make posting these ads anywhere in the area illegal and proceeded to have the old ones taken down off the utility poles.
However, in order to be sure the signs didn't go back up, they sent out word that if they did, their signs would be taken down. How to reach these people? Well, the best way proved to be by placing warning signs on the poles.