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Notice of Public Hearings Set at Village Board Meeting

By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville scheduled two public hearings for Feb. 6 at its board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

The first hearing set proposes amendments to Chapter 125-5 of the Village Code stating parks and recreational facilities will be closed to the public from 10 p.m. and 6 a.m and rules and regulations for each individual park or recreational facility will be posted on site.

This includes Fiddler’s Green Park at Franklin and North Buffalo Streets, the wading pool spray park on North Central Avenue and Franklin Street, Shuttleworth Park off South Buffalo Street between the public parking lot and Spring Brook, Heritage Park at 65 Franklin Street and the 1.8 mile Pop Warner Rail Trail from Waverly Street to Franklin Street.

The second public hearing involves amendments to Chapter 200 of the Village Code as it pertains to digital signs.

Changes added to Section 200-2 state the definition of a digital sign to be “any programmable sign capable or displaying or projecting words, symbols, figures or graphic images that can be altered or rearranged by remote or automatic means resulting in nonstationary messages or images, typically without altering the physical face or surface of the sign.”

Additions to Section 200-34 state that permanent variable copy digital signs are allowed to be co-located on a freestanding business sign or may be the only freestanding sign if no other business sign exists. The maximum size of the sign allowed is 32 square feet. Advertising of business, product or uses not located on that property are prohibited and no sign or part of its lighting or design can create a traffic hazard or nuisance to adjoining or neighboring properties. Only one sign is allowed on each property.

Changes to Section 200-35 regarding portable, moveable and temporary signs state that the sign area maximum height is 8 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide, with an overall maximum height of 12 feet. Only one per business is allowed on site during business hours and they are allowed on all nonresidential properties in all districts but must remain outside of the right-of-way of the street on the property the business is located. The B1 district may be allowed in the area between the curb and the sidewalk. All signs cannot interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

All public hearings will be held in the Municipal Building at 65 Franklin Street 2nd floor Court Room at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The next Village Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6.

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