12/4/19

ORDINANCE # 953

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, PROVISIONS GOVERNING SIGNS, OF THE

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE MUNICIPAL ZONING ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE GROUND SIGNS

ALONG EAST MAIN STREET FROM NORTH PARK AVENUE TO THE COURTHOUSE

SQUARE; ALONG WEST MAIN STREET FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH AND

SOUTH RUSSELL STREETS TO THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE SQUARE

WHEREAS, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 13-7-201 and 13-7-202 a

zoning ordinance and map have been adopted for the City of Brownsville; and,

WHEREAS, the Brownsville Municipal-Regional planning Commission has recommended

that the following amendments be made to the Brownsville Municipal Zoning Ordinance; and,

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held before the Brownsville Board of Mayor and

Aldermen pursuant to Section 13-7-203, Tennessee Code Annotated, the time and place was

published with fifteen days advance notice.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF

THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE:

SECTION 1, That Chapter 11, Section 11.04, Letter (A) of the Municipal Zoning

Ordinance of Brownsville, Tennessee be amended by adding a new number (7) as follows:

7.         Business identification signs located from the Haywood County Courthouse

Square along the southern right of way of East Main Street to North Park

Avenue: and, from the eastern right-of-way of Park Avenue with its intersection

with said East Main Street along both the northern and southern right-of ways to

its intersection with Anderson Avenue: and, along both the northern and southern

right-of-ways of West Main Street from its intersection with North and South

Russell Streets to the Haywood County Courthouse Square shall be ground

signs only with the following standards applying:

a.  Such signs shall not exceed 72 inches in height measured from finished grade;

b.  Such signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in sign area per side;

c.  Such signs shall be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the edge of the public

                  street right-of-way;

d.  Such signs shall be oriented to the middle of the front property line unless in

                   conflict with an entrance but, in no case shall be placed within 15 feet of a

                   side property line oriented perpendicular to the front property line;

e.  The base of the sign shall be landscaped with evergreen and deciduous

                   shrubbery and seasonal colors on each side of the sign in an area equivalent

                   to the total sign area of each face of the sign. All landscaping shall be

                   irrigated.

f.   Such signs may display not more than three (3) pieces of information

                   including the street address of the property;

g.   Both sides of the two-side ground sign shall be identical in design and content;

h.   The sign shall be placed upon a masonry base a minimum of 18 inches in

                    height measured from finished grade;

              i.    For a single-occupant property, only one (1) principal ground sign shall be

       permitted unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance;

SECTION 2. BE IT FURHTHER RESOLVED that this Ordinance shall become effective

immediately upon its adoption, THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE

REQUIRING IT.

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