Dover-Foxcroft residents to be surveyed on digital signs with graphics

Posted June 10, 2011, at 8:52 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Residents will be asked when they go to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on digital signs that show graphics and pictures.

Voters will decide the fate of the $4.3 million municipal budget, elect municipal officers and be asked to participate in a survey on digital signs.

“Currently, the Dover-Foxcroft land use ordinance only allows digital numbering and lettering and does not allow digital graphics or pictures,” Town Manager Jack Clukey said recently.

Clukey said a representative of a local business approached the planning board and selectmen and asked that the town reconsider its sign ordinance. The person said the business suffered from not being able to display pictures or graphics on its sign. A sign committee was formed to look at the guidelines, Clukey said, but the panel felt it needed more public comment before making any changes to the ordinance.

The planning board enacted temporary regulations allowing digital graphics to be displayed up to June 14. The temporary regulations will give residents a chance to see signs using the graphics, including one at Rowell’s Garage, before the survey.

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