Council votes down proposed changes to Decorah’s ordinance related to digital and electronic signs

By Denise Lana,

By a 4-3 margin, the Decorah City Council voted against proposed amendments to Chapter 1216 of the city’s ordinance regarding digital and electronic signs during its regular semi-monthly meeting held Feb. 19. 

According to the current ordinance, all types of lit signs are prohibited, unless the business received a variance from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA), or the building site plans included lit signs and was approved by city council at the time of construction. 

“I don’t think we should be allowing digital signs in the city limits,” said Emily Neal, councilwoman at-large. “Why are we not enforcing the ordinance we have instead of accommodating the signs that are there?”

Full article in the February 22 Decorah Public Opinion Newspaper.

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