Twenty-seven months of deliberation on political signs in Woodbury nearly came to a close at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, Zoning Commission meeting.
Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of leaving language in the draft zoning regulations regarding political sign regulation. But after a discussion on constitutionality, commissioners decided to use the term "non-commercial signs" instead of "political signs," per a recommendation from town planner Brian Miller.
"It would be content neutral just to say non-commercial speech," according to the December 11 draft minutes from the meeting. "Non-commercial speech would be regulated. Political sign and non-commercial speech would have the same regulation and definition."
So How Many Signs Can One Person Have on Their Property?
If the draft zoning regulations are approved as they are presently written, here's what Woodbury residents could have and/or see in people's yards:
- An unlimited number of three square foot signs
- One 6' by 4' sign per property
"I think we've agreed as a commission there is a rational, reasonable, publicly accepted way to control signs in Woodbury," Zoning Commission Chairman Martin Overton said.
Miller said he will draft language on the matter and have it available for the commissioners to vote on at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting at the Senior Community Center. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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