WAYNESBORO, Pa. - As advertised, Waynesboro Borough Councilman Clint Barkdoll brought a proposal to the council calling for changes to the borough's sign ordinance.
The council has come under fire lately from local real estate broker and developer Ronnie Martin for keeping in place a sign ordinance he says is outdated and no longer fits modern development needs.
The law, as it exists, limits free-standing commercial signs to 20 square feet.
Martin is building a major bank, retail and commercial office complex at the intersection of South Potomac and West Third streets. He asked the council on several occasions in recent months to amend the ordinance to allow larger signs, saying a 20-foot square sign is too small to advertise large businesses.