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2007 Council Directive “Review and make decision on a proposed sign ordinance.” Use the 1990 draft sign ordinance as a starting point.
Sign Ordinance Review 1987-1990: In response to “Skipper’s” sign, staff directed to prepare sign ordinance. After extensive public review, ordinance was not adopted by Council. 2003: In response to new billboard signs, City adopted an ordinance regulating sign height and size. 2005-Present: Council adopted goal of drafting sign ordinance for McMinnville, using 1990 ordinance as foundation; Planning staff has been working with the Sign Ordinance Committee to develop a revised draft.
Sign Ordinance Committee Formed to give the business community a voice in the drafting of the sign ordinance. John Dolan Walt Gowell John Hall Dan Hinmon Brian Ruden Linda Schwichtenberg Our thanks goes to:
Current Sign Regulations In 2003, City adopted an ordinance placing a general 150 square foot, 30 foot tall restriction on signs throughout the city. Residential, O-R, F-P, and A-H zones have provisions for permanent and temporary signs. Downtown has specific sign guidelines, so does the Three Mile Lane area. Planned development overlays throughout the City have specific sign regulations.
Proposed Regulations Differs from current regulations: Some standards Format Comprehensiveness Permit process
Temporary Signs Use current guidelines to establish standards for temporary signs. Commercial, industrial, and some residential temporary signs subject to a permit process. Temporary signs limited to one sign type per frontage. Additional provisions for construction signs.
Permanent Signs Permanent Signs Commercial & Industrial Zones New height, size, and location standards for commercial & industrial signs: No more than 200 square feet of sign area per business and multi-business complex. 20’ maximum freestanding sign height along Highways 99W and 18, 16’ elsewhere. The lesser of 35’ or roofline for mounted signs. No signs in street right-of-way.
An example: 30’ vs. 20’ tall signs 34’ Tall 30’ Tall 20’ Tall Actual Height
Another example: 30’ vs. 20’ tall signs 35’ Tall27’ Tall
Permanent Signs Permanent Signs Residential Zones ~ Schools, Churches, & Subdivisions Sign types, heights, sizes, and setbacks clearly outlined for separate uses. Conditional uses are allowed signage through Chapter 17.66—Conditional Uses Regulations reflect current standards.
Permanent Signs Permanent Signs Office-Residential Zone Limits hours signs may be lit. Reduces maximum sign area. Expands the list of permitted signs from wall-signs exclusively to all of the following:
Sign Permits All permanent signs shall obtain a sign permit. Sign permit fees shall be waived if the permit is to bring a noncompliant sign into compliance. A portion of the sign permit fee for temporary signs is refundable upon timely removal of the temporary sign.
Additions: Sign Type Diagram Ground Mount/Monument Mounted Signs Freestanding Signs Added to give clarity to sign definitions
Additions: Standards Table Used in conjunction with text to clarify standards. Table 15.40.050 Temporary Sign Regulations Land Use Designation Use Number of Signs per Site Maximum Sign Area (square feet) ResidentialModel Home1 per frontage24 AllRent/sale/lease1 per frontage6 All Political Campaign 1 per frontage6 Residential Commercial Industrial Construction/ remodel/ landscaping 1 per frontage6 Commercial Industrial 1 per frontage 16 if less than 100 feet of frontage; or 75 if 100 feet or more of frontage
Additional Changes from 1990 Draft Organizational restructuring. Exempt Downtown & Three Mile Lane areas from sign code. Restrictions on electronic signs. Remove aesthetic sign permit fee waivers and size expansion provisions. Remove most signs for F-P & A-H zones. Amortization for nonconforming signs. Abandoned signs to be removed.
The Next Steps Hold public work session. Schedule public hearing(s) and notify impacted property owners. Schedule public hearing(s) and notify impacted property owners. Amend draft to reflect Planning Commission’s consensus. Amend draft to reflect Planning Commission’s consensus. Forward recommended draft to Council for adoption. Forward recommended draft to Council for adoption.