A move to regulate the size of permissible temporary business signs took its first step forward Tuesday at a regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees when it agreed to send the project changing Deerfield’s ordinance to the Plan Commission for initial consideration.
In other action Monday, the Board approved changes to the Village’s zoning ordinance easing the way for retail businesses to open in the Lake Cook Road corridor and approved an ordinance requiring recycling of debris from construction sites.
The Board approved recommendations of the Village Center Development Commission to limit temporary signs to 20 square feet in commercial areas. The next step will be consideration by the Plan Commission within the next two months, according to Associate Planner Kathy LeVeque.
When Trustee Barbara Struthers asked what prompted the study by the Village Center Development Commission, Commissioner Joan Reed, who represented the group at the meeting, had a one word answer. “Rosebud,” she said.
In April, Rosebud erected a 32-square foot sign in front of its restaurant advertising catering and party trays. At the time, both residents and Village officials expressed displeasure with the temporary marker.
Rosebud’s action was within Deerfield’s regulations, according to Code Enforcement Supervisor Clint Case.
The initial study by the Village Center Development Commission recommends a sign be no more than 20 square feet with no dimension exceeding five feet, according to LeVeque.
Patch will have more detailed stories later this week on the potential sign ordinance and other issues discussed by the Board.