ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Oxford Zoning By-Law CHAPTER XII, Signs, by inserting the following under Section 6.0 PERMITTED ACCESSORY SIGNS, or act thereon:
6.5 Signs of greater number, size or height shall be permitted in any commercial or any industrial district, other than the Central Professional District, upon grant of a special permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals provided the following conditions are met:
6.5.1 For buildings with wall signs setback more than the minimum required distance from a roadway, the size of the sign is no larger than necessary to allow the same legibility from the proposed setback distance as a sign of thirty-two (32) square feet at a distance of 15 feet from the roadway.
6.5.2 For ground signs and wall signs on buildings abutting Route 395 or Route 20, the size of the sign is no larger than necessary to allow safe reading by passersby at the average speed traveled without causing a distraction.
6.5.3 The application for such special permit includes elevation drawings, location plans, details, and supporting documentation reasonable to support a finding that the proposed arrangement will not result in an unsafe condition on roadways, distract drivers from traffic control devices, result in an adverse visual impact on the neighborhood, or cause a nuisance to a neighboring residential area by virtue of illumination. Unless the Zoning Board of Appeals makes such a finding, no such special permit shall be issued.
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