PSJ commissioners to again revisit sign ordinance

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM.

Ultimately the motion passed 3-2.

Buzzett offered some history that brought commissioners to Tuesday, noting that a committee of downtown business owners crafted the original sign ordinance. The goal was to keep the tourist corridor and business district attractive, clean and eliminate clutter.

Buzzett also questioned the fairness of exempting some businesses when a host of businesses had undertaken the expense to bring their signage into compliance.

What do commissioners say to those business owners, wondered?

“Here we are again,” Buzzett said. “You may not agree with it, but I can give you a list of people who agree with it and came into compliance with it.”

Of particular contention has been McDonald’s. The store has an out-of-compliance sign and the current owners have been before commissioners seeking a reprieve.

Buzzett and Mayor Mel Magidson noted that the sign was part of an agreement between the city and McDonald’s corporate and the current owner’s beef is with his franchiser, not the city.



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