Council to consider sign code amendment
When the Yuma City Council meets this week, it will consider an amendment to the city's zoning code governing double-faced signs.
The amendment would strike a requirement that two sign faces be separated by two feet or less. According to staff reports, “it has become apparent in everyday practice that this distance requirement cannot support modern sign design practices.” It was noted that some larger signs require widths greater than two feet to be illuminated properly.
The new language would read: “Where a sign has two or more faces, the area of all faces shall be included in determining the sign area, except that only one face of a double faced sign shall be considered where the angle between faces does not exceed 30 degrees.”
The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers of Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza.
Another item on the meeting agenda is a request to defer development fees and water and sewer capacity charges for property at the northeast corner of Avenue 9E and North Frontage Road.
The property is the site of Sunset Mountain Villas, a townhome project taken over by the newly formed Hall Brothers entity, Yuma's Sunset Mountain Sales LLC. The homebuilder plans to sell and develop the 200 remaining lots in the project.
It is anticipated that deferring the fees and charges until issuance of a certificate of occupancy will help stimulate economic activity and provide construction jobs, city staff reported.
The council also will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, during which it will hear a briefing on an upcoming Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) exercise.
Complete agendas for both meetings are available on the city's website at yumaaz.gov. City council meetings and work sessions are broadcast live on Time Warner Channel 73.