The City of Tifton is planning to update its sign ordinance to improve the regulation of signage in the area. The proposed revisions were discussed during a City Council workshop led by Planning and Zoning Director Crystal Gaillard. The changes include the establishment of criteria for “air-blown” signs and multi-tenant signs found in shopping centers that display multiple businesses.
According to the proposal, before a new billboard can be installed within the city limits, an existing billboard must be taken down. Similarly, if a new electronic graphic display sign is to be set up, two existing billboards must be removed. High-rise signs would be restricted to areas within 1,000 feet of the interstate corridor, and free-standing signage would require an additional five-foot setback.
It is worth noting that the current signage regulations in the city’s historic district would remain unchanged. The district already prohibits billboards within its boundaries and within 500 feet of its boundaries. The City Council will review and consider these revisions during its regular meeting scheduled for Monday at 5:30 p.m.