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File #: OR-21-012    Version: 1 Name: Chapter 19 and Chapter 31, Signage
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Consider an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 19, Parks and Recreation and Chapter 31, Zoning, addressing signage in the park system.
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Ordinance, 3. Presentation
TITLE

Consider an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 19, Parks and Recreation and Chapter 31, Zoning, addressing signage in the park system.

SUMMARY

DATE: July 6, 2021

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: Tony D. McIlwain, Executive Director of Development Services

SUBJECT: An ordinance amending Chapter 19, Parks and Recreation, Article II. - Park Rules and Chapter 31-Zoning, Article V. - Supplemental Regulations, Division 4. Signs and Outdoor Displays


BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

Recreation Services (RS) currently has no language within Chapter 19 addressing signage within our park system. Recreation Services has received signage requests related to our parks and the intent is to clarify the City's ordinances related to signage in parks. The City’s practice has been to not allow signs in parks except in conjunction with an authorized league, event, or pavilion rental, but this practice is not included in an ordinance.

The proposed ordinance would prohibit signs, banners or advertisements from being placed in a park, except when the sign is authorized by Recreation Services in conjunction with a league, program, event, or pavilion rental. The proposed ordinance would also strike the conflicting provision contained in Chapter 31, Section 31-503(13) which currently allows signs located within or on the grounds of public facilities such as baseball fields, stadiums, and community centers without a permit.

THE ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

Option 1: Disapprove the proposed amendments to Chapters 19 and 31.

Option 2: Approve the proposed amendments to Chapters 19 and 31.

Which alternative is recommended? Why?

City staff recommends that City Council approve the amendments to Chapters 19 and 31 to add clarity and direction for future requests related to placing signage within our park s...

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