Marysville City Council unanimously approved three ordinances July 28 that govern the use of temporary signs.

Marysville City Council unanimously approved three ordinances July 28 that govern the use of temporary signs.

For the past year and a half, officials have worked on exactly what city code should say pertaining to temporary signs - what sort of uses should be allowed, how they should be permitted and where they can be placed.

The approved new ordinances call for one-time portable sidewalk sign inspection fee of $50, with subsequent annual inspections at no charge.

The term "portable sidewalk signs" replaces the term "A-frame signs" in the code and the code will now permit the use of temporary signs for sports and organizations, contractor identification, window signs, yard and garage sale signs, vehicular signs, festival and special event signs, holiday murals, light pole banners, public and quasi-public signs and portable sidewalk signs. No fees are required for these signs.

"We just want the city to look nice, but also (be) friendly to businesses," council member Dan Fogt said. "No legislation that we pass is ever perfect, so if there's any citizens or businesses that have problems, feel free to contact the mayor or the city administrator."

Mayor John Gore thanked the city staff, council members and citizens for working to formulate this new code.

"It's not perfect. I don't think there's any community in this country that has the perfect sign ordinance," Gore said. "We will do our best to enforce it, but we'll also listen if there are certain issues."

The complete text of the ordinances can be viewed on the city's website at www.marysvilleohio.org.