In addition to an online visual survey, residents and members of the business community were invited to share input at public open houses held in early October. Visual display slides from the open house with key facts and questions identified by staff are available for review.
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Local businesses are important to Oakville’s economy and contribute to the town’s vibrant communities. Through the use of signs, local businesses can promote the goods and services they provide to generate business, create brand recognition within the community, and communicate broadly with the public.
The regulations outlined in the town’s current Sign By-law 2006-005 are in place to:
Sign By-law 2006-005 has been in effect for ten years with multiple amendments that have affected the regulation of various sign types including but not limited to mobile signs, fascia signs and advertising signs. A review is needed to ensure the town’s regulations address the needs of local businesses, while reflecting the town’s objectives and unique character.
The four guiding principles of the review are:
More details on the sign by-law review are available in the staff report presented at the Administrative Services Committee meeting that took place on November 7, 2016.
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