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Updated: 01/29/2014 02:08:02PM

Signs will get a new look by city leaders

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By BRIAN ACKLEY

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Frostproof leaders are asking for the community’s input Feb. 3 when it starts looking at the city’s sign ordinance.

A special city council workshop will be held on Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in city hall to initiate discussion and dialogue on the issue, which last was reviewed in 2010.

City Manager T.R. Croley is encouraging businesses and residents to come forward with their thoughts and ideas about how to improve the sign ordinance, allowing for businesses to advertise their goods without potentially cluttering the city landscape.

“As you can see in the city, there’s all types out there right now, and we need to revise the code or get more strict with it, and we need council’s direction on where we want to take this,” Croley noted. “You want to promote business, and basically the only way to do that is put signs out. We just have to look at what’s best for this community.”

She said invitations have already been extended to some businesses in the community.

“We’re hoping they come and give their two cents worth,” Croley said.

Because it’s a workshop, no official action can be taken by the council. And it’s likely to be a discussion that will require a number of meetings before any changes would be made.

Any proposed changes would be subject to a first and second reading, and two public hearings before they become law.

She said the city has tried to be supportive of businesses, but that it can sometimes be difficult because of the existing code.

“They’ve got to have some means of letting people know where they’re at,” she added. “You have to figure out where the happy medium is.”

The city council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. following the workshop.


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