Sign bylaw updated

The regulations governing business signs in Summerland will change if council adopts a new sign bylaw.

The regulations governing business signs in Summerland will change if council adopts a new sign bylaw.

At the May 12 council meeting, council gave first reading to the new bylaw.

The 38-page bylaw covers conventional business signs as well as electronic signs, moveable sandwich board signs and window signs.

One new Summerland business has set up electronic signage, while some businesses in the downtown area use sandwich boards as part of their signage.

Under the new bylaw, window signs will no longer be regulated.

Other regulations governing business signs have been relaxed.

In addition to the new sign bylaw, an amendment to the bylaw notice enforcement bylaw will also be created.

The amendment adds a fine of $250 for erecting a sign without a permit. Reclaiming a sign removed by the municipality carries an additional $100 fine.

 

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