Sue Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, right, shows the village board printed examples of the new signs the chamber would like erected in the village to direct visitors to businesses that reside off Genesee Street. From left, Trustee Sue Jones, Mayor Marty Hubbard, Village Clerk Patty Couch and Trustee Marc Angelillo.
Photo by Jason Emerson.
continued Dove told the board, in response to their concerns of sign multiplication, that the chamber is requesting only these three signs posts and will not seek to add more. They also will limit the number of signs per pole to six on each side of the pole, and will create a waiting list for businesses who want to be added on. No new signs would be added until another sign was taken down, she said.
After a 30-minute discussion on the proposal, the Trustees decided they wanted to see a scale-accurate model of a sign to ascertain how it would look and how it may or may not obstruct traffic or village aesthetics. They also wanted time to investigate the historic district, highway right-of-way and Verizon pole usage issues.
The board asked Dove to erect a sample sign at the corner of Jordan and Fennel streets on Thursday, Nov. 15, for the trustees to examine. They also scheduled an operations meeting for 5 p.m. that evening to discuss the proposal further and possibly vote on its approval.
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