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Advisory Committee: Allow Temporary Ag Signs on Open Space

Open space committee2Seasonal agricultural signs would be allowed on township open space under a proposal approved by the open Space Advisory Committee.

The committee at its Oct. 15 meeting voted to recommend that the Township Council amend the ordinance banning such signs to allow the temporary seasonal signs.

Only the council can change ordinances.

The proposal was added to the agenda at the suggestion of Councilman Ted Chase.

Canal Road resident Chris Geckeler, who runs a Christmas tree farm, spoke in favor of the proposal.

“I would like to put signs close to me, directing people to my farm,” he said. “This is the only marketing that I do.”

“I think other seasonal agricultural people might be able to benefit from that,” he said.

“I don’t have any objection to it,” said township manager Bob Vornlocker. “I would encourage the advisory committee to support it.”

Vornlocker said the signs would not be disruptive “as long as they’re not 18-feet-tall with lights.”

Dancing girls don’t see Christmas trees,” Geckeler said.

“You’d be surprised,” committee member Bob LaCorte joked.

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