RED OAK CITY COUNCIL MET MONDAY NIGHT
(RED OAK) The Red Oak City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amending regulations pertaining to the Standards for Signs and Sign Users at their meeting Monday night.
Red Oak City Administrator Brad Wright said only one change was made to the ordinance and that included striking a portion that spoke about non-conforming pole signs off of the Broadway and Commerce areas.
“Previously it had said that if they were damaged beyond 50% or if they needed repairs or replacement it was going to be in excess of 50% of the value of the sign they couldn’t do it, they would have to put in a new monument type of ground sign,” said Wright. “They struck that language last night that talked about the 50%, so those pole signs are still deemed a non-conforming sign but basically it now says that regardless of the cost you can maintain and keep that pole sign as long as you want to in those areas and those areas are off of Broadway, Commerce or Senate.”
Wright said sign owners will still have five years to replace the signs.
In other news, the Red Oak City Council approved an ordinance establishing a Water Utility Improvement District in the area of J Avenue south of the Country Club between Fairview Drive on the North and Bluegrass Road on the South. Wright said some property owners are looking at potentially building homes in the area and have a desire to get water out there. They set the connection fee at $7,500. The board can now proceed with authorizing bids on the project.
And, the City Council discussed a sharing agreement with the Aquatics Director between the Red Oak Park & Tree Board, City of Red Oak, and the Montgomery County Family YMCA. Wright said the Aquatics Director at the YMCA would provide the management services for the City Pool.