City Council completed work at the July 16 study session to identify a proposed set of rules for various types of signs in Winslow and other areas. The Council is proposing to change the City's sign code to address the proliferation of sandwich boards and other signs across the island.
A sign is "noncommercial" if the sign relates to more than just the economic interests of the sign's owner and her/his audience (e.g. Little League sign ups, children's theatre, etc.). A sign is "commercial" if it relates solely to the economic interests of the sign's owner and her/his audience (e.g. realtor, garage sale, etc.).
The proposed rules include:
- In Winslow and Neighborhood Centers: sandwich boards in the right of way (both commercial and noncommercial) are allowed but must be brought in at night. Other, non-durable signs (smaller signs with stakes) are allowed if noncommercial (nonprofit events, etc.) but are not allowed if commercial.
- Outside Winslow: sandwich boards in the right of way (both commercial and noncommercial) are allowed but must be brought in at night. Other, non-durable signs are allowed for both commercial and noncommercial uses. Commercial non-durable signs will require a City-issued permit to control the number of days, display times, etc.
Staff is also developing a proposal to expand wayfinding signage in Winslow as an alternative to the use of individual sandwich boards. This proposal will be submitted later this fall for consideration by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) for 2020 funding.
The next step for sign code will be Council review of a draft ordinance (with these proposed rules) at the September 24 business meeting, with the opportunity for public comment. The Planning Commission will also review the proposed ordinance before final adoption. Please see the July 16 study session video and agenda for more information.
If you'd like to share comments on the proposed rules, please email City Council: email@example.com