City Council Meeting
City of DeBary
Subject: Sign Grant TES
From: Matt Boerger, Growth Management
Meeting/Hearing Date: February 7, 2018
( ) Ordinance
( ) Resolution
( ) Supporting Documents/Contracts
One (1) application from a DeBary business has been submitted, to satisfaction, requesting grant assistance to bring the sign into compliance with city code. Staff is now bringing the application forward to City Council for review and funding. Per the grant procedures and guidelines funding is to be awarded on a first come, first qualified, first serve basis until funds for the fiscal year are depleted.
The City’s Land Development Code was amended in 2012 to require all non-conforming signs be brought into compliance by September 30th, 2017. On March 6, 2013 City Council adopted Ordinance No. 01-13 amending the Beautification Matching Grant Program by creating a supplemental grant program to provide incentives for business owners to replace non-conforming signs. City Council implemented the matching grant program to encourage the replacement of non-conforming signs with a sliding scale of assistance. The match assistance provided by the City for the 2016/2017 grant cycle is 55% of the project cost up to a maximum of $5,000. This application qualifies for the 2016/2017 grant cycle.
In 2010, the City implemented its Business Tax Receipt Program; 80% of the revenues collected from Business Tax Receipts are being deposited into the Business Opportunity Fund. The sign grant program is being funded by Business Tax Receipt funds. There is available funding in the budget to fund the application if the City Council decides to do so.
Sign Grant Applications
TES Electrical Contractors – 87 - 89 S. Charles Richard Beall Blvd. Concurrent to a variance request, the applicant is requesting the maximum $5,000.00, which amounts to 55% city grant funding assistance for the replacement of their non-conforming monument sign to an 8’ tall monument sign and landscaping, with a 36 square foot copy area. The overall sign replacement cost is $20,727.05.
Please see the attached application.
Code Compliance and Permitting
All proposed signs if approved for funding will be required to submit for building permits and demonstrate compliance with the City’s Land Development Code requirements.
Approve the applications for funding subject to building permitting, providing landscaping at the base of the sign pursuant to Sec 5-41(f) of the Land Development Code, and compliance with all other applicable City codes.
City Council Action:
( ) Approved As Recommended
( ) Approved With Modification
( ) Disapproved
( ) Continued Date:
( ) Other