The new sign ordinance, if adopted, will result in several changes on New Tazewell's city streetscapes. One change will require removal of political signs from private property within seven days of election certification and prohibit political signs on public property.
Posting of temporary signs will be limited to thirty days and require a small permit fee. Billboards and new, off-premise signs would also be prohibited in New Tazewell zoning districts. Permissible sign locations have also been clarified to ensure that signs do not interfere with driver's views of traffic and public right-of-way.
Public hearings on the new sign ordinance tentatively planned in conjunction with upcoming city council meetings. The Planning Commission also completed its annual report. During the last year the Planning Commission reviewed eleven site plans for new or expanding developments, reviewed two preliminary and one final subdivision plats, and reviewed two re-zoning requests in addition to revising the sign ordinance.
Among other items of business, the Commission reviewed and approved the minutes of last months meeting and deferred review of the plans for Mr. Michael Vandergriff's proposed garage construction pending submission of a site plan.
The board adjourned at 7:30 P.M.