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Kelowna City council wants your opinion on new signage bylaw

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October 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna wants your input as it updates the the 18-year-old bylaw that regulates advertising signage.

Updates to the bylaw that regulates "flashy" electronic signs businesses use for advertisements are now under consideration, according to a meda release from the city.

Council's goals are to establish parameters on electronic signs, size and height of standalone signs — on fast food restaurants or gas stations for instance — and to regulate sandwich boards and temporary signage.

The existing sign bylaw was adopted in 1998 and the City of Kelowna wants the updates to take into account the advancements in emerging technology and what they mean to signage.

“Signs are an important marketing tool for business and a very visible part of the built environment that residents live in and travel through every day,” community planner Ryan Roycroft says in the release. “We want to ensure there is an opportunity to incorporate public feedback into the proposed changes for signage around the city.”

Residents and businesses are asked to offer input on the proposed changes on the City of Kelowna website from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13.

The draft sign bylaw is scheduled to be submitted for council's consideration in the fall of 2016.

-This story was corrected at 9:37 a.m. to correct a website link that was misstated as Kamloops.

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