JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - The city of Joliet is considering an ordinance to control the use of banners, inflatables and other temporary signs in front of businesses.
The (Joliet) Herald-News reports (https://bit.ly/1yNyecL) the proposal would limit the number of temporary signs, how long they could stay up and how many times a year they could be used. Retailers would have to pay $50 for a permit.
Joliet City Council member Jan Quillman says she’s had complaints from citizens about distracting signs that “look like a carnival.”
Joliet Planning Director Kendall Jackson says, without regulation, temporary signs tend to become permanent.
But Naveen Karim of Your Choice Autos says the signs have a purpose. The auto dealership manager says the signs bring in customers.
The City Council will take up the matter Feb. 3.
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