Sign Bylaw Review Committee

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Purpose

To recommend a set of amendments to the Sign Bylaw that would among other things address the following concerns:

  • Potential conflicts in the bylaw with the US Constitution and related case law specifically for residentially zoned properties;
  • Ability of the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant relief from the literal requirements for signage under the bylaw;
  • Potential modification to dimension requirements for freestanding signs in industrial zones;
  • Current limitation of one freestanding sign in industrial zones;
  • Consideration towards establishing reasonable limit on the number and size of political signs permitted on a single residential lot;
  • Review of flag provisions;
  • Review of window sign illumination provisions for businesses such as open signs, decorative/string lights, etc.;
  • Review of temporary sign provisions;
  • Review of general sign permit ZBA review process required under certain sections of bylaw and resulting time delays for applicants;
  • Other matters as may be identified by the Selectmen or proposed committee.

Board Members

Name Title
Jeffrey M. Cohen 2014, ZBA Member
Karen Kenney 2014, Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Mustapich 2014, PB member
Vacancy HDC Rep.
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