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Lighted sign moratorium in Town of Boston being considered

A moratorium on installing lighted signs may be on the horizon in the Town of Boston, as the town board expects to schedule a public hearing at a future meeting when it meets on Dec. 4.

Councilman Jeffrey Genzel said the board has received complaints from some residents about an electric-lighted business sign that he said was recently installed.

This, Genzel said, has led to some people asking the “town board for a moratorium on signs until we can update the code on signs.”

Town Attorney Michael Kolbiolka was asked by the board to take a look at the laws by the next meeting and see what other towns have done in regards to updating the codes.

Genzel noted after the meeting that one of the complaints he has received is that the signs are distracting to drivers. He believes it is important that the codes be revisited before any more signs are placed in Boston.

In other action, the board announced that it will hold its first two meetings of 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan. 22. The board normally meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, but because of the New Year’s Day holiday, it will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays in January.

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