Zoning - Use of Temporary Signs
The use of feather banners, shown in the photograph to the right, are not allowed in our Zoning ordinance. We have seen a steady growth in the use of these "temporary" signs. Our Zoning ordinance (Article 9) allows for temporary banners to be used for 30 days to promote a special event or occasion, but those must be attached to the building. We are giving businesses the month of August to enjoy the last hurrah of these banners and ask for them all to be removed by August 31.
We do allow temporary signs for charitable, civic or non-profits to promote events but those should not go up before 30 days prior to the event and must be removed within five days of event's conclusion.
Political signs are only allowed for 60 days prior to an election and must be removed within seven days of the election. So for the candidates reading this, you can put signs up on Friday, September 8! And you must get the property owners' permission to locate a sign in front of their business, residence or vacant property. Do not attach signs to trees, traffic signs, utility poles or on public property (public schools, Chapin library, Town Hall, etc.)
All signs, whether charitable, political or business-related, must not be put in the road right-of-way. If they are, our police will pick them up and bring them to Town Hall, where you can retrieve them. You can review our Zoning ordinance online by clicking here.