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City schedules sessions to discuss sign code

12:48 PM, Jan. 28, 2013  |  Comments
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City schedules sessions to discuss sign code

Marshfield is in the early stages of revising the city sign code. The purpose of this project is to modernize sign regulations, streamline the permit process, and clarify the types of signs that will be permitted throughout the city, according to information from the city Department of Planning and Economic Development.

In February, meetings will be held to discuss the types of signs business owners would like to see included in the code. The meetings will start at 7: 30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, and at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Both meetings will be held at the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 700 S. Central Ave.

The meetings will includes visual preference surveys to determine feedback about what people like and dislike regarding signs. The city also would like feedback about sign regulations in the community. Some of the questions to be discussed are:

? Should certain areas of the community, such as the downtown, have requirements to meet specific design guidelines?

? Should Marshfield allow more permissive regulations for monument signs rather than pole or pylon signs?

? What type of limits should be placed on temporary signs?

? Based on your experience, what concerns do you have with the current Sign Code?

? What regulations should there be on Electronic Message Center Signs regarding the size, illumination, and display?

Each meeting will last about one hour and people are encouraged to attend either session.

To RSVP, or if you cannot attend but have questions, or would like to provide input, please contact Josh Miller at the city's Department of Planning and Economic Development at 715-486-2075 or josh.miller@ci.marshfield.wi.us by Feb. 1. An RSVP is not required to attend.

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