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West Point City Council is expected to approve a new sign ordinance at its monthly council meeting on Monday.

The new ordinance proposes a change in material requirements for signs used at businesses in the city.

The proposed Downtown Historic District materials section states that permanent signs should be made of high-density urethane with a minimum thickness of 1 inch, or wood with a minimum thickness of 3/4 inch. Professionally painted signs can be painted directly on the building and other high-quality materials would have to be approved by the Downtown District Sign Committee. The staff recommended that sign material not be ordered before getting approval from the committee.

Planning and Development Director Sammy Osborne said the ordinance change is to bring about conformity and provide better durability and quality in signs.

A public hearing was held at the Thursday morning work session. No one commented on the matter.

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