Obama sign stirs controversy in Nassau County

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - A large President Obama sign is stirring controversy in Nassau County because some residents said it's too big and the homeowner doesn't have the proper permit.

Kenneth Waye put a smaller sign of then presidential candidate Barack Obama on his property back in 2008.

Waye said it wasn't an issue back then, but this time around, Nassau County building official Bob McKinney said the sign is in violation because a permit wasn't obtained and it's too big.

Waye was given a courtesy card last week that gives him 10 days to take it down, less than 2 weeks from election day.

Waye said he's been assured by Democratic officials that the issue will be resolved.

"They in turn called me Mr. Waye, don't worry about anything, we'll take it from here, you don't have to be worried about being involved in the sign and all that. Although you allow us to put it on the property," Waye said.

Waye has posted warning signs to ward off vandals, and said he remains hopeful the community can come to a compromise.

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