Supervisors to consider amendments to sign ordinance

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jul 27, 2011 - 04:12 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has five public hearings planned for its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse. The regular meeting will begin at 7 and public hearings are scheduled to start at 8 o’clock.

Public hearings include amendments made by a subcommittee of the board to proposed revisions on Gloucester’s sign ordinance.

Another public hearing will amend county code to allow small wind energy facilities to be accommodated in the county and allow the facilities to be placed throughout most of Gloucester.

According to a county notice, the proposed change to the zoning ordinance will provide definitions for wind energy facilities; small, large and utility-scale and allow the use of small energy facilities by-right in several zoning districts. The proposed amendments will allow the use as an accessory structure.

A third public hearing will address a change to county code dealing with its procurement ordinance. According to a county notice, the proposed ordinance raises the threshold for requiring bid, performance and payment bonds from $100,000 to $500,000; reduces the time period for bringing actions on a payment bond with a subcontractor from 180 days to 90 days, and establishes a deadline of five business days for the county to decide whether a bidder’s request to withdraw their bid due to an error is granted.