On November 1, 2015, the Bethel Township Trustees, Miami County, held a public hearing on a request to amend Article 36 of the zoning regulations. Article 36 specifies the size and height of commercial signs posted in the township.

The first change to the regulations was for Section 36.08 (D), which regulates temporary signs. The new regulation reduces the maximum permitted size from 32 square feet to six square feet for any architect, engineer or contractor when building in the township. In addition, under the old regulations, the temporary signs had to be removed when construction was completed. The new regulations specify that the signs must be removed within 30 days of completion.

The number of signs allowed remains the same at one sign per street front for the location.

In addition, the new regulations modify section 36.10 (B) governing all business, industrial, factory and agricultural districts. The new regulation reduces the maximum height of a commercial sign from 35 feet to 10 feet. Only one ground sign and one wall sign are permitted on each street front. In addition, the wall signs cannot project above the roofline.

Furthermore, the zoning regulations for A-2 General Agriculture were expanded to include A-1 Domestic Agriculture.

Only one resident attended the public hearing in support of the new regulations. There were no opponents.

The Bethel Township Trustees will vote on the adoptions of the new regulations at their next regular meeting scheduled for/November24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the township meeting room.

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