Karnes City reviews sign ordinance
by Bain Serna
Sep 07, 2013 | 63 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES CITY – The Karnes City City Council reviewed intended revisions to the city’s ordinance regarding business and advertising signage in the city, during the Aug. 27 regular meeting.

The council decided to revisit and update the older and current signage ordinance in order to make it more contemporary in dealing with the increased numbers of signs and advances in sign technology coming to the city.

City officials state that the newer ordinance is in the works to address the advertising signs, business signs, and billboards within the city. The newer ordinance will give standards for signage in regards to “what they can put up and where, what size and how high it has to be off the ground, how tall it can be and how big it can be,” according to City Manager Don Tymrak.

The newer ordinance would also address the more sophisticated and complex electronic signs, as well as avoiding too much signage and sign clutter along city streets.

“Now that we have electric signs, the older ordinance does not address the electric signs,” said Tymrak after the meeting. “That’s what prompted us to revisit it. We got development also that will add more concern for signage so that we don’t have a clutter of signage along our streets.”

Details and revisions of the newer signage ordinance are still being worked out and examined.

Also at the meeting, the council approved a bid from Liska Construction for the repair of the door and ramp on the side of the Karnes City Public Library. The side door and ramp are badly damaged and the door leaks rain water. The council agreed with library officials to put the needed repairs out for bid.

City officials will review all repair details and items with Liska Construction in order to concur what the final price will end up being. The council does not want repairs to exceed more than $25,000 total.
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