Council hears first reading on sign ordinancePublished 9:41am Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Updated 11:54am Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It was the first reading of the temporary sign ordinance for Fergus Falls at the city council meeting Monday.
The ordinance is a result of negotiations between the city and the Chamber of Commerce regarding temporary signs in town.
The ordinance will be up for a second reading, approval and publication at the next council meeting.
The ordinance would take effect 15 days after publication.
Temporary signs, as defined, identify a special, unique or limited activity, service, product or sale of a limited duration.
They are not affixed to a permanent structure and are removed immediately after the event.
An annual temporary sign permit (per sign) of $50 will be required by the sign owner.
The city council also:
• Approved a donation of $28,401.66 from the Fergus Falls 544 Education Foundation to the Community Arena. Total donations received is $2,163,484.59.
• Approved a $10,895 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to go toward a portable digital media lab for the Fergus Falls Public Library. Funds would be used to purchase a media cart, laptop, audio and video recording equipment, applicable software and licensing providing access to online training videos for library staff and patrons.
• Authorized hiring consultant Advance Resources for Development to prepare a tax increment plan for an apartment complex project on land behind the Fergus Falls Target.