Proposed 2023 Sign Zoning Amendments

Updated August 31, 2023


In addition to zoning amendments related to Accessory Apartments, the Planning Board is proposing a minor amendment to the Signs zoning bylaw for the November 7, 2023 Special Town Meeting.  


This Zoning Article 2 – Signs, would allow for the installation of additional signs on town-owned properties to acknowledge the granting of naming rights, allowing for sponsorships, or accepting of donations to provide for an alternative funding source for the Town.  These signs would be regulated via a Board of Selectmen Naming Rights/ Sponsorships/ Donations Sign Policy (to be developed) and would be separate from the zoning bylaw.  This has been done in the past for Roadway Banner Signs, Slat/Ladder Signs and Fundraising/Special Events Signs.  


The Planning Board will be presenting all zoning amendments at their Public Hearing scheduled for September 20, 2023 at 5:30 in the Hearing Room and via remote access or via telephone at (301) 715 8592 and entering webinar ID 898 3641 5124.  Comments and questions can be directed to Town Planner Kathy Williams at