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Changes Coming to Sign Ordinance
DANVILLE -- Last February, nearly one hundred business owners received letters form the city stating they were in violation of the city's sign ordinance.
Now, that same ordinance is under review after business owners said the move was bad for business.
City officials say the signs in question were temporary signs and were torn or tattered or there were too many signs on a signal property.
Business owners say they were cited for signs not visible to the street and asked to pay one hundred dollars a day the signs were still up.
A special committee was formed and now has a plan to change the ordinance.
If the changes are approved by the city council it would mean signs not visible to the street would be exempt and and the number of visible signs would be based on the frontage of the property.
Business owners are happy with the compromise.
The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, and if approved, the ordinance changes will move on the the City Council for vote later this month.
ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports