The City of Monona recently updated its Sign Ordinance; the guiding documentation for signage in the City. The changes modernize the regulations while increasing user-friendliness through the reorganization and enhanced document design reflecting modern business signage practices.
The rewrite took roughly a year from start to finish, with the Ordinance formally adopted by City Council on May 20, 2019. There was input from City staff, a project-specific Steering Committee, the Plan Commission, the City’s consultant, Vandewalle & Associates, as well as public feedback collected at meetings and open houses.
Most of the edits to the Ordinance do not change current rules for sign location, size or overall number. Instead, the document was tuned to reflect regulations and practices that have been working well in the City for many years, to offer greater sign type flexibility, and to conform to a recent Supreme Court decision.