The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on amending a Zoning Ordinance relating to electronic message centers. The public hearing is for where persons affected may appear and present their views. The hearing will be held during the regularly scheduled meeting, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the County Public meeting Room at the Chesterfiel d Administration Building, Rt. 10 and Lori Rd..
The Board will vote on an ordinance to amend the Code of the County of Chesterfield, 1997, as amended, by amending and re-enacting Sections 19-5 and 19-633 of the Zoning Ordinance relating to electronic message centers. The amendment would require (i) violations relating to electronic message centers be remedied within 24 hours of service of the notice of violation or any extension thereof, (ii) a separate sign permit for an electronic message center with the permit application requiring documentation of a separately designated electrical control box and a photocell to provide automatic change of brightness, and (iii) permitting suspension of an electronic message center sign permit when two or more notices of violation are issued for the same electronic message center sign within 12 months.
The Board will also take public comment during the public hearing regarding the Electronic Message Center Sign Policy and possible amendments thereto, which may allow electronic signs in the historic Villages of Chester, Midlothian, Bon Air, Matoaca and Ettrick.