Village Reacts to Rosebud Sign

Trustee William Seiden and Patch readers voice concern.

When Patch readers, little did they know was already on top of the issue.

There is currently 4 x 8 foot sign in front of advertising the restaurants catering and party trays which has become unpopular with a number of residents.

“Tacky,” was the way one reader put it when commenting to an article last week. “Was that approved by the board? On one hand we want to avoid that signage and (on) the other we want to help retail. That sign however is inappropriate.”

The sign is within Deerfield’s law, but a few days before that comment, Seiden voiced his objections at the April 2 Village Board meeting.

“I was a little bit disappointed to see the big sign in front of Rosebud,” Seiden said.  “If we have an ordinance that says this is for a temporary sign does this fit into that category? If they are advertising something on their menu I don’t think it is covered by this.”

It did not take long for Code Enforcement Supervisor Clint Case to clarify the situation. He explained a business can apply for a 32-square-foot temporary sign four times a year for 30 days separated by 30-day periods. He has heard the concerns of Seiden and Patch’s readers.

“If someone comes to me with an application for a 32-square-foot sign like that again I will issue a permit for a sign that is X,” Case said. “X will be determined by what the applicant is trying to do.” It will likely be smaller, according to Case.

Rosebud has the right to keep its current temporary sign in front of the building until April 19.

David Greenberg April 13, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Actually, there's a 3rd option: Tax revenue producing restaurant, without a tacky sign out front.
J.Lyn April 14, 2012 at 02:06 PM
The sign is an eye sore. The moment I saw it I decided that Rosebud would not get dollar one from me. Vote with your money friends...it's really the only vote that matters anymore. I do have to laugh at those who object to the objection...for were a sign of the same dimension and lack of artful skill placed in the proximity of there residence... they too would object regardless of "more important concerns". So... where does your front lawn end and community begin?
Ellen Beth Gill April 15, 2012 at 04:35 AM
What does everyone thing about the five Italian restaurants we have within walking distance of each other? Could that be at least part of the problem with business?
Ellen Beth Gill April 15, 2012 at 04:35 AM
think, not thing (sorry)
Mike S. April 19, 2012 at 04:02 AM
The sign is a sign. If you don't like it then too bad. Also, if you think that this is a serious issue then you need to take a step back and reevaluate your life. I can't believe people think this is a serious issue, it makes me embarrassed to say that I'm from/live in Deerfield.


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