The Southbury Zoning Commission has announced that a draft of their revised sign regulations has been finalized.
Periodically, the commission asks residents what they most value about the town of Southbury, and the look of the town consistent with its rural heritage is overwhelmingly top of the list. For that reason the Zoning Commission said they have been working for over two years to revise and streamline its regulations governing the use of signs in town.
“In crafting the proposed revisions, the commission strived to promote a balance between the residents’ desire to maintain the aesthetic look of the town, the need for businesses and individuals to communicate with the public and the constitutional right of free speech,” said Gary Giroux, chairman of the Zoning Commission.
The draft prohibits any sign capable of being read or viewed primarily from I-84, signs with letters taller than 15” or pictures larger than 4 sq/ft. The document also restricts more than three building signs per business, no more than one real estate sign on a residential property, and no moving or flashing signs.
The commission is reaching out to its residents, business and civic groups in order to explain the revisions and to solicit feedback prior to holding a public hearing on the proposed changes.
The commission will also be making a presentation of the proposed changes at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 13 at 7:30 pm at Southbury Town Hall. The commission anticipates holding a formal public hearing at its April meeting.
To view the complete draft document click on the photo box above.