Proposed article sets rules for use of temporary signs
The ordinance was drafted by Assistant Town Manager Leon Goodwin and Planning Director Ross Moldoff to help address issues that have arisen concerning temporary signs both on and off town property.
The Planning Board will hold a hearing on the proposed warrant article early next year, but some board members have concerns about the ordinance.
"What we're doing here is drawing an ordinance which prohibits a lot of things that have been held heretofore without objection," said Campbell. "If that's our intent and we're going to write this, then we need to enforce it."
"Under the current ordinance, organizations are not allowed to have off-site signs," said Moldoff. "This allows them to have those types of signs."
"Most of those signs are illegal and in the right-of-way," said Moldoff. "That is an enforcement issue. What we are trying to do is to allow certain events to have the use of off-site signs, which they can't do now."
"The farmers market we have now would not qualify," said Campbell."You are correct," said Moldoff, but added that the Planning Board could request that the ordinance increase or eliminate the section limiting the number of times an event could take place per year to be eligible for the temporary signs.
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