West Point City Council on Monday adopted a new sign ordinance that changed the material requirements for signs used at businesses in the Downtown Historic District.
The proposed Downtown Historic District materials section now states that permanent signs should be made of high density urethane with a minimum thickness of one 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.
The new ordinance seeks to bring conformity to the downtown area and require businesses to use more durable and attractive material.