The process of revamping the sign ordinance for Mendham Borough now has an end point in sight. It has been a nearly two-year process for Councilman David Sharkey and his subcommittee, who is targeting an August meeting to present the ordinance.
A hurdle was presented to the council when businessman Bob Diffin brought up the issue of banners being used to promote local organizations, and afterwards, Mendham Borough Mayor Neil Henry encouraged the public and those interested to get involved and share their opinion.
Something Sharkey reiterated at Monday’s meeting of the Mayor and Council.
“We are still looking for feedback. A lot of people aren’t opposed to the banner but there are concerns about uses and location,” Sharkey said. “Possibly we could move it to the Kings shopping center.”
According to Sharkey, a banner near the Kings would be erected and taken down by the Fire Department for a donation and they would eliminate the smaller wire framed sign. “Non profits could use the banner in lieu of the smaller signs,” Sharkey said.
Mendham Borough resident Carol Brady was concerned that restricting the signs would create an issue when proud parents would want to announce congratulations for their graduating family members.
“I don’t see that being a problem,” said Council President John Andrus. “Because they are only up for a limited time.”
Sharkey had one additional request to add.
“Just don’t ask for a banner,” Sharkey said.