WOODSTOCK — The city of Woodstock is looking for public input before it moves forward with proposed changes to its sign ordinance....
Bandit signs are typically placed in city-owned right-of-way and are designed to get the attention of passing traffic.
They are usually between 18 and 24 inches in size and advertise a wide variety of things such as dating services, landscaping and home repair.
The city has had a long-term goal of cracking down on these signs. Back in 2007, the city mulled fining companies that placed these signs in the right-of-way.
City Attorney Susan Stuart presented the proposed changes to the City Council during its meeting on June 20. She noted the city needed more “flesh” in the ordinance.
Community Development Director Richard McLeod also said the city will be making legal modifications to its ordinance, mainly making sure the city’s ordinance is content neutral, meaning it does not pick and choose which signs to regulate....
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Cherokee County, several years ago, gave tactit approval to signs on the right of way by allowing "approvedd" signs for housing developments. These are permenantly in place.
I know one board person who told me it would take away all the clutter and make things better. I told him they would do the county signs, and then just do the bandit signs too. We disagreed. Guess who was right?
Cross the line up there, and there are hundreds of scam signs, foreclosure, junk cars, etc all over. Now they have a real problem and did away with their ability to control it. Go figure.
That county lookls terrible.
Oh, there's a hint of cool in the air, and Winter is coming! I've got to gather more firewood... And Sign stakes make great fire starters!