- Recommended approving a request by the city that Chapter 150 of the city code, known as the Danville Zoning Ordinance, allow animated signs in the B4 central business zoning district.
The proposed ordinance changes also incorporate new wording that prohibits animated signs being only red or green in color within 150 feet of a traffic-controlled intersection and not everywhere as the language states today.
- Discussed a proposed ordinance for regulating wind energy systems.
Draft ordinance language for wind turbines for businesses in the city calls for them not to be placed within the front yard of any lot and not in residential areas.
The turbines could be erected in specific RR rural residential, AG agricultural, P-1 professional, B-3 general business and I-1 and I-2 industrial zoning districts.
The height for the small wind energy system could be 100 feet in the RR, P-1 or B-3 zoning districts, or 150 feet high in the AG, I-1 or I-2 zoning districts. Some regulations listed, such as tower access, color and removal of abandoned systems, are similar to regulations for cell towers.
Commissioners, including Chris Hanson and Ted Vacketta, said they are pleased the city is taking a pro-active approach to regulations. Hanson said the turbines are cost prohibitive for a lot of businesses now, but could be considered more in the next five years.
“It’s pretty simple and straight forward,” Milliken said of the proposed ordinance.
The commission will consider acting on a final ordinance in the near future.
Turbines are not allowed now in Danville’s city’s limits.