Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015    Login | Register           

New PTC eatery denied larger sign

A new restaurant located off Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City will have to remove its sign because it ran afoul of the maximum size of 50 square feet.

The sign for My House restaurant, as measured by city staff, was some 58 square feet whereas the city ordinance limits it to no more than 50 square feet, the city council was told last week.

Representatives of the restaurant said the sign was initially submitted to the sign manufacturing company at 50 square feet, but to include the necessary lighting the size grew a little.

City Planner David Rast noted that the restaurant did not submit a sign permit application, and thus city staff opposed the requested variance.

The restaurant owner claimed that the city had the application but did not act on it. Even if that were the case, the ordinance is clear that no sign should be installed until the business has its sign permit in hand, said City Attorney Ted Meeker.

“This was up on the building when we saw it,” Rast said. “... Had we seen drawings we could have identified that earlier in the process.”

Rast added that he didn’t think the oversight was intentional on the restaurant’s part.

Council voted 4-1 to deny the variance. Councilman George Dienhart cast the lone vote against the denial.

Several questions were asked about recent sign variances that were approved. City staff noted that one of the variances was for the new Sany building in the industrial park, and it was approved because the large scale of the building which made the sign look minuscule in comparison.

It was also noted that the Sany sign is not visible from any public road.

Dienhart said he hated to see the My House owner create 32 jobs and invest his life savings only to have the city put him in the hole by enforcing the ordinance.

While the city does have some criteria that allows it to approve variances to the sign ordinance, none of them applied in this case, noted Councilman Eric Imker.

Topic: 
Location: 

Comments

rolling stone's picture

Just vote. Citizens have given their lives for that right. Stop spending money we do not have. myself

mudcat's picture
RKS's picture

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

An April 21 motion by Coweta County Commissioner Rodney Brooks to hire an interim fire chief to replace retiring Coweta County Fire Chief Johnny Teeters seemed simple enough until the motion was pa

Sponsored Content

Opinion

Growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, I learned math many different ways, both in and out of school. When math was just numbers it was easy to understand.

Community

Sports

Tom Pattiz of Peachtree City, a student at The Heritage School, qualified to run in three events at the Georgia Independent Schools Association's state track meet.