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Electronic sign regulations discussed by committee

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

LA CROSSE (WEAU)-
The Electronic Sign Ordinance is one step closer to becoming finished.

The Sign Ordinance Review Committee will be talking about regulations Tuesday night, and members say they will have the ordinance written up by the end of this summer.

It’s feared that in the near future electronic signs could clutter the city of La Crosse and make it unsafe.

“It’s cool to have your school tell what times wrestling is at, but what happens when you have a whole row down the street,” said Committee Member, Bob Seaquist.

The Sign Ordinance Review Committee will be coming up with regulations Tuesday night to be presented to the City Council.

“We will discuss how close or far apart they can be; how big, how bright, how fast they can change,” said Committee Member, Jim Bloedorn.

They have already made some regulations, prohibiting continuous motion on electronic signs.

Businesses have been patiently waiting to put in electronic signs. Currently there is a moratorium set in place, and it ends on June 17th.

The Sign Ordinance Review Committee plans on asking for a 60 day extension of the moratorium.

“We expect to have an ordinance in place by August,” said Seaquist.

The long wait has not gone unnoticed by committee members.

“We’ve been unfair by dragging our feet, and I hope it finally gets done and on time,” said Bloedorn.

The end seems to be in sight, but there is still much to be done before the ordinance is finalized.

“It’s proven that we can have good signs so the community is enhanced by them and not distracted by them,” said Seaquist.


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