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Planners to discuss high-speed internet

The Gloucester Planning Commission will continue its discussion of high-speed broadband internet service in the county during a meeting at 7:30 tonight at the colonial courthouse.

Planner Emily Gibson said the commission is to report to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors with some broadband recommendations in January.

The commission has set up a committee and discussed the broadband issue a bit at its Oct. 7 meeting,

Planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz wrote in an Oct. 22 memorandum to the commission that outstanding issues to be resolved include setbacks/fall zones and depth of pole/engineering requirements.

Also, the commission will discuss the sign ordinance, the subject of multiple discussions in recent months. At its October meeting, the commission decided by consensus to extend the maximum allowable timeframe for temporary signs from 14 days to 30 days.

Last month, the commissioners agreed to create a new type of temporary sign that pertains to agribusiness/agritouri...

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