FUNKSTOWN —Funkstown’s planning and zoning commission will be asked to review the town’s sign ordinance and bring it “more in keeping with today’s standards,” Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night after Councilman Luke Barnette proposed changes to the ordinance.
Saying it would be nice to have more conformity among signs in town, Barnette distributed a sheet of recommended amendments to the sign ordinance during Monday night’s council meeting at Town Hall.
Barnette said he wouldn’t want bright, neon lights to be visible as people go through town, and he didn’t believe the town’s current sign ordinance prohibited someone from putting up a 100-square-foot sign with neon lights that would be “grossly disgusting.”
The council voted 6-0 to have planning and zoning officials review the sign ordinance and recommend changes.
In talking about his proposed amendments, Barnette said any existing sign would be grandfathered.
His recommendations included not allowing signs with “neon tube lighting.”
— Julie E. Greene