A public hearing was held last night in Floyd County to hear from the business community regarding a proposed sign ordinance change. Businesses in Floyd County were warned earlier this year that many of their promotional signs and banners were in violation of the Floyd County code. While county building inspectors passed out citations, the Floyd County Commission put a hold on those citations while the issue was reviewed.
The revisions in the new sign ordinance still don’t measure up to many of the business’s expectations. Limitations on what businesses can do on their own property is the main concern. Farmers are also upset about the proposals, because they rely on signs to market hay and produce. One farmer stated at last nights meeting that with the tough economic times, farmers or businesses would not be erecting unnecessary signs due to the expense, but signs were very important for small businesses to get their message out.
(some information from Rome News Tribune)