Rutland ordinance would require signs to be smaller, dimmer

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) A proposed ordinance in Rutland, Vermont, would make signs posted in the city smaller and dimmer.

The proposal was presented by the Planning Commission to the Community and Economic Development Committee at a joint Wednesday meeting. The Rutland Herald reports the Charter and Ordinance Committee will review the ordinance before making a recommendation to the full Board of Aldermen.

The ordinance reduces the largest allowable size of signs in the city, bans internally lighted signs outside downtown and bans signs with electronic messages. Existing signs in the city would be grandfathered under the proposed legislation.

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