Belleville is taking steps to restrict unwanted “nuisance graffiti” in the city.
A report to city council by City Clerk Matt MacDonald indicates graffiti has become a very unsightly frustrating problem.
He cites the “continuous and unauthorized painting of traffic signal boxes, signs , walls and bridges.
It can be applied by paint, spray paint, markers, glass cutting tools, sand paper and stickers.
MacDonald told city council this week some stores sell the product and end up with the graffiti on their walls.
He mentioned sometimes it’s tagging to mark a group’s territory.
Councillor Paul Carr said “this can lead to violence and should be stopped before it becomes a bigger issue.”
The Police Services board had asked council’s action on the matter. Council decided to have a bylaw prepared to prevent the sale of graffiti implements to minors.