Sechelt Council is moving ahead on changes to the sign bylaw, and a lot of those changes are aimed at people in the real estate business.
District officials say they’ve got a couple of concerns: The look of signs marketing developments and subdivisions and the amount of time they’re staying up.
Ron Buchhorn is Sechelt’s Chief of Innovation and Growth.
Councillors gave the go ahead to have staff draft an updated bylaw at Committee last week. and one thing it’s going to do is remove all “grandfathering” so any sign, no matter how long it’s been around needs to meet the new requirements.
Councillor Chris Moore, who works in the real estate industry, says he agrees there is a problem. Moore says his concern is the extra time and effort to enforce new rules, but the District’s bylaw department says the new rules will simplify things and make enforcement easier.
Buchhorn says the plan is to rely at first on voluntary compliance.