Anna sign ordinance under review

<p class="p1">The Anna City Council continues to review a draft ordinance which would regulate signs throughout Union County's largest community.</p><p class="p1">The ordinance was on the agenda at last week's regular meeting of the city council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, at Anna City Hall.</p><p class="p1">The city council has focused its attention on the matter in light of concerns which were raised by a local businessman. The concerns centered on the display of off-premises signs by a business.</p><p class="p1">At this time, the key focus of discussion appears to be on the display of signs in the downtown Anna area.</p><p class="p1">During discussion about the proposed ordinance, city administrator Steve Guined suggested that the council appears to have three choices regarding current guidelines which regulate the display of signs:</p><p class="p1">Keep current guidelines the way they are. Keep current guidelines the way they are – with some changes.Move forward with guidelines that would involve a lot of changes.</p><p class="p1">Mayor Steve Hartline said that his key consideration is for downtown Anna "to look good – and I want to work with the businesses."</p><p class="p1">Further discussion is expected at the council's next meeting.</p><p class="p1">In other business at last week's council meeting:</p><p class="p1">Anna Police Chief Scott Rice reported that he is working to secure a grant which would lead to the creation of a disposal site for prescription drugs. The council voiced support for the project.</p>

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