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Looser pandemic sign policies discontinued

Photo: City of Turlock

June 23.  By Dave Vieser. It’s one more sign the pandemic is over: The Cornelius Town Board has discontinued the pandemic sign policy.  During the pandemic, the town had adopted a policy to allow each business to have two onsite snipe signs indicating “help wanted.”

Generally, a snipe sign is off-premises sign that is attached to trees, poles or to other objects, not applicable to the present use of the premises or structure upon which the sign is located.

The board had also permitted businesses to post similar signs indicating that they were open during the height of the pandemic. The Town Board had continued that policy, but revisited its need every six months. The board voted  June 19 to end the policy.

Though there were some on the board who thought it should remain in effect, the majority opinion (3-2) was that the time had come to end the policy and return to the town’s long standing practice of not permitting the snipe signs.

Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron said the signs that still remain will be removed as the town does its regular “sign sweep.”