Town may allow digital

MEEKER — Based on a citizen’s request that the Meeker Municipal Code allow digital display type signs, the town of Meeker has drafted the proposed amendment to the Meeker Sign Ordinance to allow Message Center Display (digital) signs.
Currently, digital signs are prohibited, except only 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 the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market St., town board meeting room.
The proposed ordinance limits the signs to properties zoned “highway commercial,” which fronts Colorado 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 the Meeker Town Hall or at 878-4961, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for additional information concerning this proposal. A copy of the proposed draft ordinance is available at Town Hall, 345 Market St.