County signage rules to be reviewed

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Councillor Patrick Kennedy, who is also Dysart’s deputy mayor, said he was recently contacted about the criteria for signage on county roads. A local businesses had recently opened in the municipality’s West Guilford area. The business owners erected a sign to advertise the establishment.

The sign was subsequently removed by county roads staff.

“It’s been brought to my attention there’s a number of signs around the Haliburton Village that are on county road allowances and they have not been disturbed,” Kennedy said. “I’m just wondering what the criteria is.”

Sutton said the county sign bylaw is scheduled for review and there’s a moratorium on certain signage.

“It’s an important issue for a lot of businesses,” he said. “We respond on a complaint basis, typically, for signs or other matters.”

Sutton said he’d investigate Kennedy’s specific example.

James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Minden Times