A photograph that appeared on a social media site and said to have been photographed in the 600 block of East Main, was placed without the property owner’s permission and no application for a special use permit has been applied for, according to city officials. Submitted photo

A photograph that appeared on a social media site and said to have been photographed in the 600 block of East Main, was placed without the property owner’s permission and no application for a special use permit has been applied for, according to city officials. Submitted photo

All is not as it sometimes appears on the internet and social media.
That’s apparently the case with a photograph of a recent banner sign announcing a gentleman’s club was coming to a location in the 600 block of Main which was posted to a local social media site last week.
“No sign permit has been requested for this property,” according to Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo, Gardner public information officer. “Also, the Business and Economic Development Department has not received any applications for a special use permit for 632 E. Main Street (the location the sign was alledged to be seen).  According to city code a permit would be required  to locate in Gardner and would be needed before a building permit could be issued.
Also, the property owner was contacted about the sign, and they said the property is not currently for sale, nor have they received any inquiries on purchasing the property.  They  (property owners) also stated that if a sign was on the property, it was placed without their permission, Marshall-Oquendo said. The City Code Enforcement Officer has been advised of this banner sign and will continue to watch for it.