The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on both the Sign Control Ordinance of Transylvania County and Scenic Corridor Designation Ordinance of Transylvania County. The Transylvania County Planning Board has reviewed and proposed changes to the Sign Control Ordinance to ensure compliance following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Reed v. Town of Gilvert, AZ, 2015) that signs cannot be regulated based on content. The Planning Board is also proposing other changes to improve the Ordinance. The Scenic Corridor Designation Ordinance is closely associated with the Sign Control Ordinance because sign regulations can vary for signs located on scenic corridors. The proposed changes are designed to help ensure compliance with State law while meeting the needs of the community.
Copies of the draft ordinances are available in the Office of the Clerk to the Board, County Administration Building, 101 S. Broad Street, Brevard, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. View the documents on-line at https://www.transylvaniacounty.org/departments/planning-and-community-development/planning-board.
The Board of Commissioners may amend the proposed revisions and make other changes based upon comments received by the public or additional information gathered prior to final adoption.
The public hearings will be held during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, County Administration Building, 101 S. Broad Street, Brevard. For more information about the public hearings, contact the Clerk to the Board at (828) 884-3271. For questions about the proposed changes to the Sign Ordinance of Transylvania County or the Scenic Corridor Designation Ordinance of Transylvania County, contact the Planning and Community Development Office at (828) 884-3205.