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    Strengthening Our Voice: Sign Ordinance  

    The Fayetteville City Council recently approved a significant change to the City’s sign ordinance which governed the type, size and location of a business sign.  It was the first change in nearly 20 years.  Signage is critically important to the success of a business.  It is how customers can find your location.  The design and size of signage are among the key elements that give a business its distinct identity. 

    When Council was ready to consider a change, they approached the Chamber to facilitate the process of updating the ordinance.  We convened a group of business interests from around the community and held a series of meetings which included realtors, shopping center owners, real estate investors and retailers, as well as staff from the City’s planning department.  Ultimately, this Sign Task Force developed a proposal that addressed the diverse needs of all concerned.  We presented a final recommendation to the City Council who ultimately approved the program.  You will begin to see the changes from the new sign ordinance as you travel around the community.  Signs will be more attractive and blend with the aesthetics of the community, while preserving our historic signs to maintain our posterity.

    We must always remember that it is through the collective voice of the Chamber that we can get so much more done for the community.

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