A Sign of Wellness: Design for new Display Approved


Above, artist's rendition of what the completed sign for 37 East Central Street will look like.

The Design Review Commission met via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan 24 at 7 pm, with only one hearing on the agenda, namely a request from Tina Mitchell, owner of the Compassionate Wellness Center (and property owner, Brad Chaffee) to update the sign facing at 37 East Central Street.  

The applicant was represented by Cam Afonso, of Signs by Cam, who explained that the new facing would measure 71.5 inches by 47.5 inches and not be internally lit. 

The dimensions and other attributes being in line with town requirements, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the applications after a very short discussion.

The rest of the meeting was a continuation of conversations originally initiated by Chair Jim Bartro about a year ago, to solicit the views of fellow Commissioners and to look at practices in other communities in an effort to   refine and improve the town's existing bylaws (subject, of course, to eventual Town Council approval).

A model that the Commission has frequently looked to in the past, is York, Maine, both for the statutes general qualities and, in particular for the specificity and clarity of its language --which helps a body like the Design Review Commission to act fairly and efficiently.

The wide ranging discussion went on for much of the hour and will certainly not be the last word on the topic.

Tuesday, Jan 10.

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