Council Approves Update to Sign Ordinance

GOLF MANOR (9/7/2018) – Everyone has a favorite political candidate, a favorite school, church festival or event that they like to support throughout the year. With that in mind, Village Council respects freedom of expression that residents enjoy being a citizen of our great nation.

The Village of Golf Manor provides the ability for residents to do just that, along with ensuring the integrity and appearance of the community, which is a prime responsibility for everyone.

In August 2018, at the recommendation of the Village Planning Commission, Council passed Ordinance 2018-11 amending Chapter 1149 of the Code of Ordinances regulating signs. See the full text of the Ordinance here.

In summary:

In addition to simplifying and modernizing the commercial sign code, allowing for new technologies, the Ordinance allows for residents to place “temporary” signs on their property from time to time to support political candidates, schools, events and charitable causes.

Off-premise signs, those that advertise or promote a business not conducted at that property, are permitted only for or a limited time, up to a maximum seven (7) day period during a home improvement project being performed on that premises. These signs are required to be removed at the completion of the project. However, signs that advertise a business or service not being performed on a premises are not permitted.

Signs are not permitted to be placed in the right of way, the grassy area next to the street, or on any public property at any time and will be removed if found there.

All temporary ground mounted signs must be located no closer than ten (10) feet from a public right-of-way or a side lot line. All temporary signs must be removed and replaced at any time when such sign has, or sign materials have, deteriorated.

So go ahead and support that candidate or festival. Just remember to make sure the signs you do put out are removed in a timely manner as the event or situation expires. Also when the furnace, roofing, or siding guy sticks a sign in your yard, make sure you take it down when the project is over.

Village personnel will review signs placed in the Village on a regular basis and will advise residents, if necessary, to remove signs that are not in compliance. Any questions should be directed to the Property Maintenance Hotline at 513-800-6158 or online here.

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