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Published on February 2nd, 2016 | by Brittain Thompson

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Oxford, MS Board of Alderman Postpone Discussion on Sign Ordinance

Oxford, Miss. (TLV) – Discussion regarding Oxford‘s sign ordinance was initially scheduled for February 2, but was postponed to February 16 shortly before the meeting called to order.

Mayor Patterson attributed the rescheduling to a need for more discussion of the topic and recognized a large pack of letters the office received concerning changes to ordinance.

The proposed changes to current sign regulation would introduce a limit on how long you may display a single sign on your property to 365 days. After the initial 365 days, you would then be restricted from displaying any signage for an additional 365 days.

Alderman Antonow briefly spoke on where the board currently stood with the issue and explained that the changes were spurred on by a “giant sign on South Lamar that disturbed many.”

“We will likely remove the time restriction on temporary signs,” said Alderman Antonow.

It was not explicitly stated at the meeting what constituted a temporary sign as opposed to a permanent sign.

Weekend and by the night rental signs in front of homes were directly addressed by the alderman as a topic that would be regulated by separate ordinance.

The board was adamant that discussion would continue regarding sign ordinance.

“It’ll come back,” said Alderman Antonow. “You’ll see it again.” 

If you have any concerns regarding changes to Oxford’s sign ordinance you can email the board of alderman at board@oxfordms.net. The Local Voice Ligature

Edit: We have since captured a photograph of what we believe to be the sign that caused disturbances on South Lamar.

disturbing sign

 

 

 

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.



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