City of Burlington is proposing an amendment to the City of Burlington Sign By-law. The proposed amendment is related to Section 9 of the Sign By-law dealing with sign variances. At the moment, all sign variance applications in Burlington go to council for a decision. This adds considerable processing time to obtain a decision on something that is typically quite simple. The Department of Urban planning is proposing to completely revise Section 9 of the Sign By-law so that sign variances can be approved by staff instead of the council. This will create a more efficient and effective approval process for minor deviations from the Sign By-law. Other than revising Section 9 of the Sign By-law to allow staff approval for sign variances, all other sections of the Sign By-law remain the same. Currently, they are targeting bringing this to the council in November 2018. We believe this is a very good development for our industry. However, if you have any questions or concerns please connect with OSA ED Karin Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect directly with City of Burlington’s Manager of Urban Design Jamie Tellier at Jamie.email@example.com or 905.335.7600 x7892
City of Oakville - Planning & Development recorded meeting July 9, 2018.
Planning and Development Council Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road South Atrium Sign By-law 2006-005 has been in effect for 10 years with multiple amendments that have affected the regulation of various sign types including but not limited to mobile signs, fascia signs and advertising signs. A review was initiated to ensure the town’s regulations address the needs of local businesses, while reflecting the town’s objectives and unique character. Following public feedback, the sign by-law has been reviewed and there is now a draft by-law ready to present to council. To review the proposed by-law please visit oakville.ca and search sign by-law review.
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