Wikwemikong Signboard Policy
Wikwemikong Signboard Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for Advertising Signs that are proposed within the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. This policy is also to assist applicants who are intending to submit an application and to assist Council with assessing an Advertising Sign Application.
The Council powers to enforce conditions related to signs, advertising and including the removal of signs for which approval has not been given.
1. Objectives of the Signboard Policy
A. Signage which is in keeping with the character of development on the site and in compliance with Wikwemikong Land Use Policy;
B. Signage which is in keeping with the nature of the land-use having regard to both the specific site and the general area;
C. Signage of high standard with respect to design, material and method of construction;
D. Signage which is clear, informative and appropriate for the intended audience
E. The placement of signs in a way that does not pose a safety risk to pedestrian and motorists;
F. The placement of signs which does not unduly obscure the view of existing signs;
G. Find out the zoning of the land on which you proposed to install the sign with the Wiikwemkoong Department of Lands and Natural Resources.
H. In satisfaction that the proposed sign complies with the requirements of this policy fill out the 'Signboard Application' form and submit a draft design;
I. An application fee of $25.00 is payable at time of application;
J. Upon approval of the permit an annual fee of $75 is payable to Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory;
2. SIGNBOARD REQUIREMENTS
A. Must have the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory logo branded on the structure to indicate permission of the Council;
B. Must be installed facing on-coming traffic (right side);
C. The sign shall not encroach on other public property (Hydro Poles, informative signs, trees), and Private Property (mailboxes, civic address);
D. Signs structures must be free standing, structurally sound and constructed or wood or metal posts, appropriately anchored or placed in the ground at sufficient depth to prevent overturning of structure;
E. To be well maintained and in overall good condition;
3. NOTICE OF REPAIRS
A. Where a signboard requires maintenance or repairs, the Council may by notice in writing, order the permit holder to paint, repair or remove the sign.
B. A permit holder receiving a notice shall comply with the terms of the notice to the satisfaction of the Council within 30 days of receiving the notice. Or such period as is specified in the notice.
C. If a permit holder receiving a notice does not comply within the applicable timeframe, the Council may authorize the sign to be removed and stored for up to 30 days. The Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory is not responsible for any damage caused by the removal and storage.
D. After 60 days, if the sign owner does not comply with the terms of the notice, the location of the sign structure will be made available to other businesses.
E. Signboard owners would be required to re-apply for any future sign permits and would not be guaranteed their previous location.
**If the sign is deemed to be hazardous, it may be removed immediately without prior notice.
4. CONDITIONS OF ISSUANCE:
A. Permits shall be issued in the name of business, community or First Nation that is responsible for the sign.
B. A permit and permit rates are issued annually by written notice provided by Wikwemikong Unceded Territory Council.
C. A permit holder shall:
i. Ensure frontage signs are well maintained and meets the sign structure and conditions;
ii. Install the signboard within the time specified on the permit and application;
iii. Ensure the content of the sign is accurate;
iv. Submit an application for renewal annually 30 days prior to expiration of permit.
D. Notice of sign board change shall be made in writing and subject to approval from the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Council. Draft Design must accompany application.