Proposed ordinance allows digital signs

MEEKER — The town of Meeker has drafted, for public input and comment, a proposed amendment to the Meeker Sign Ordinance to allow message center display (digital) signs.
Currently, digital signs are prohibited, except to display date, time and temperature. The town invites public participation at the Town Planning Commission’s upcoming public hearing to consider this proposed town code amendment, on Monday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 345 Market St., town board meeting room (basement level).
The proposed ordinance limits the placement of message center display signs to be located only on properties zoned “highway commercial,” or which may be zoned “highway commercial” in the future, which front Highway 13 (Market Street). Also, the proposed draft ordinance incorporates criteria adopted by the Colorado Department of Transportation for digital signs, which includes, in part: 1) restricting message center display signs to be 1,000 feet apart; 2) restricting any appearance of movement of the sign itself or its message, and 3) restricting how the message can be displayed. The proposed ordinance, also, includes a size restriction for the message center display, as well as, a restriction on the number of message center display signs allowed on a property.
Contact Anna Smith, town planner, at 878-4961, for additional information. A copy of the proposed draft ordinance is available at Town Hall.