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Evansville temporary sign advisory committee meets

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A new committee is working on bringing Evansville's temporary sign ordinance up to date.

The temporary sign advisory committee, which met for the first time today, is focused on making regulations user-friendly.

As we first reported in November, many businesses received notices that they would be fined for placing signs on the sidewalk in front of stores and restaurants.

The city and county decided to suspend the fines while the committee works on modernizing the sign ordinance, which dates back to the 1950's.

The group talked today about exemptions for banners and sandwich boards.  Currently the ordinance requires businesses to have permits for any type of sign at all.

The commission will be at least one more time before proposing any revisions to the ordinance.

The changes will have to be approved by the Area Plan Commission, and then the City and County Councils.

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