Guest Post by the Protectorate
I called and spoke with the Weber County planning department about the new
signage ordinance that was pasted for Ogden Valley only. They said
basically all signs are illegal without an approved land use permit.
And anyone with a home business can not advertise their business with a
sign out front, even if they apply for a land use permit. And no
business can have off-site signage advertising their business.
instance, Huntsville BBQ. They can have their signs on their building,
but the couple of signs they have out around town directing people to where
their location is, well they are illegal. And the signs we see around
1st Annual Huntsville Marathon....guess what - illegal. The planning
department said that they had an inspector up here today (last week) because they
got numerous phone calls about the marathon signs and people wanting to
know if they had land use permits.
I just think this a little
ridiculous. And I asked what the problem really was? Because when I
drove around the valley today, I saw a lot of signs advertising chainsaw
sharpening. tax services, sod, greenhouses, dirt and garbage removal and
signs for the marathon, but none of it was tacky or looked bad.
planning said "they"didn't like stuff like that in Ogden Valley. And all the red signs
for "STOP Green Valley Academy"...illegal. It just seems crazy that as a
home owner I cannot put what ever sign I want on my property as my 1st amendment right. However, this signage thing doesn't apply to political
signs? They can plaster them all over the Valley. So people can
advertise their political views, but myself and neighbors can't advertise
their home businesses or any fundraising or special events, including 4th
of July etc....
This seems so wrong. I think we should start a