Logan County Board approves
changes to billboard ordinance
Send a link to a friend
[December 23, 2016]
- On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the Logan County Board held their
Regular meeting to vote on motions and resolutions. One focus was
zoning amendments to the Billboard Ordinance the Planning and Zoning
Committee has been working on the past few months.
In July the county was approached by Joe Malek of WC Media about
constructing a billboard by Four Corner's Lube. The county ordinance
has previously limited billboards to agriculturally zoned areas,
though state ordinances do not allow billboard in business areas.
After looking at ordinances from several other counties, the
committee chose to adopt an ordinance similar to the city of Lincoln
with some minor language changes.
The ordinance was previously approved by both the Regional Planning
Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
One change was requested at last Thursday's board workshop when
Malek asked if they could change the 75 feet setback from power
lines to 40 feet. Malek said, "I checked with Ameren and typically
20 feet is more than enough room. Their main concern is being able
to get a truck in with a boom to that area" and 40 feet would give
them plenty of room.
At the Workshop last Thursday, Board Chairman Chuck Ruben made a
motion to amend it and change the setback to 40 feet.
Board member Dave Blankenship asked about the city setbacks.
Logan County Zoning Officer Will D'Andrea said the city setback is
75 feet from a power line.
The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended adding county highways as
part of setback.
Planning and Zoning Chairman Scott Schaffenacker made a motion to
approve the Billboard Ordinance. He then made a motion to amend the
distance of 75 feet to 40 feet. The second amendment was to add
county to city and township right of ways.
[to top of second column]
Schaffenacker's motion for the amendment to add county right of ways passed
Schaffenacker's motion to amend the setback passed 10-1 with Kevin Bateman,
Janet Dahmm, Emily Davenport, Bob Farmer, David Hepler, Chuck Ruben, Bob
Sanders, Adam Schmidt, Scott Schaffenacker and Annette Welch all voting yes; and
Dave Blankenship voting no.
Schaffenacker's main motion as amended passed 10-1 with Kevin Bateman, Janet
Dahmm, Emily Davenport, Bob Farmer, David Hepler, Chuck Ruben, Bob Sanders, Adam
Schmidt, Scott Schaffenacker and Annette Welch all voting yes; and Dave
Blankenship voting no.
Board members present were Kevin Bateman, Dave Blankenship, Janet Dahmm, Emily
Davenport, Bob Farmer, David Hepler, Chuck Ruben, Bob Sanders, Adam Schmidt,
Scott Schaffenacker and Annette Welch. Gene Rohlfs was absent.
The next Regular meeting will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7 p.m.