A discussion about sandwich boards and other types of signs may take place at the May 17 Nashville Development Review Commission meeting.

At the April meeting, the DRC drafted a guideline for the use of sandwich boards; it went before the town council for review April 21.

The draft says: “A sandwich board is defined as a free-standing, self-supporting and portable sign, with two flat faces and no moving parts or lights. A business shall have no more than one sandwich board. Sandwich boards may be no larger than 42 inches tall or 24 inches wide, and must be placed in a location that does not impede pedestrian flow or create a safety hazard. Traditional materials such as wood or chalkboard should be used, or if modern materials are used, they should be finished in a way to give the appearance of traditional materials. The sandwich board may not include the name or logo of the business, or will be counted toward the total number and square footage of allowable signage. Signs of this type must be removed from the outside location at the close of the business day.”

Council President “Buzz” King called it “a good start,” but said that size sounded quite large.

Town attorney Andy Szakaly suggested a thorough review of all Nashville’s “murky” sign ordinances.

A work session has been set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 before the regular DRC meeting.

Speaking of signs: No nailing, tacking, stapling to downtown sign posts

When advertising a yard sale or other event, don’t tack fliers to the town’s signposts and light poles, Nashville Town Council President “Buzz” King reminds residents.

Any signs stuck to town property will be taken down, he said.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.