Supervisors to hold hearing on sign ordinance

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jun 01, 2011 - 03:20 PM

Business owners and the public will have an opportunity Tuesday night to speak to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors about proposed revisions to the county’s sign ordinance.

The board will also hold public hearings on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s six-year plan and on postponing the effective date of the county’s next general assessment. Public hearings will begin at 8 p.m. in the colonial courthouse. The regular meeting will begin at 7.

Signs

The Gloucester County Planning Commission has worked on revisions to the county’s sign ordinance for many months. The proposed changes to the zoning ordinance regarding signs are comprehensive, but essentially provide new and modified definitions to clarify the types of signage prohibited and permitted, according to planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz.

The proposed changes address types of illuminated signs that are prohibited and permitted; provide for the adequate maintenance of signs and add regulations on nonconforming signs. They will also require sign removal or blanking of signs that no longer serve an operating establishment.