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Not Allowed in Wakulla County?

Not Allowed in Wakulla County?

The new sign ordinance says only one roof sign is allowed on a building and it must be setback 3 feet from the edge of the roof.  Signs like this will now be non-conforming in most of Wakulla County.  The Cities of St. Marks and Sopchoppy are not required to follow the new ordinance, unless their Commission chooses to adopt the County’s Ordinance.  Do these signs cast our county in a negative light in any way?  What do you think about this?

9 Responses to “Not Allowed in Wakulla County?”

  1. Terri jay says:

    We are a small coastal county, why do we need to “conform”? Unless it is obscene or dangerous, let it be! Individualism is part of our charm!

    • Marvin says:

      I agree. Besides business displays like the one in the picture are reminiscent of old Florida. Old Florida appeal is the greatest charm to Wakulla County and the rest of the panhandle. Don’t lose that or Wakulla will look like anywhere south of the Suwannee River.

  2. Boris says:

    Buildings like this become local Landmarks. Leave them alone!

    “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

    Ronald Reagan

  3. SaltLife says:

    Thanks for asking! Not allowing businesses to have these signs is what “…casts our county in a negative light…” Small businesses need all the help they can get, especially after the economic downturn that a lot of businesses hardly survived. If the commission feels like this is necessary, at least grandfather the current business signs like these and allow them to remain in place.

    • ralph says:

      The new ordinance does allow non-conforming signs to stay in place. If they ever require repairs that exceed 50% of the sign’s value it would have to conform to the new ordinance. In my opinion, grandfathering is certainly better than no grandfathering, but I still have a problem with passing an ordinance that suddenly makes a perfectly acceptable sign now unacceptable.

  4. Denise says:

    I agree with especialy the first comment but also to the others.


  5. Mavis says:

    These signs give our area character. Please do Not make them conform, ever!!!

  6. John Churey says:

    If small businesses or any businesses for that matter are forced to take down their signs that have been there forever, it is a real shame. I am a FSU student from south florida, and would be deeply disappointed if this change happens. They are a part of the rich “old florida” history that ins engrained in the communities mentioned, and something I feel many people enjoy. Hope the right choice is made!

    • betty ward says:

      this is the old country people like miss joy and the store bo lynns are part of this little towns charm you commissioners need to get a life or go back to where you came from

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