Green Lake business owners will have an opportunity to comment on possible changes to the city’s sign ordinance at a special hearing tentatively set for Tuesday, Oct. 12.

City officials took up the long-discussed ordinance Tuesday, the main issue being: Should the city enforce the current ordinance, or make changes? And should the city “grandfather in” current signs that are illegal?

Ald. Robin Wallenfang, who serves on a committee that has been studying the issue, said a public hearing is “the only fair thing to do.”

Wallenfang indicated, though, it’s not an easy issue for the city or current businesses. City businesses have had several years to get their signs in compliance, but she also doesn’t want to start fining them “in this economy.” Read the full article in the Sept. 9 Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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