Aiken Planning Commission will discuss adding amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding electronic readerboard signs in the city on Tuesday.


The amendments will be discussed both in a public work session and meeting.


Currently, sign regulations state up to 60 percent of a freestanding sign's area may be a readerboard. Only those readerboards can be electronic. Potential amendments include further defining “electronic readerboard,” standards for what readerboards can show, specifying in which zone districts electronic signs can be erected and how often the message may change and transition.


The regulations considered by the Planning Commission would apply only to signs visible from any point on a street right-of-way.


In other business, Planning Commission will discuss possible amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding sign visibility and trees, as well as lighting in planned commercial and institutional zones.


The work session will start at 5 p.m. in room 204 on the second floor of the Municipal Building, located at 214 Park Ave. The regular meeting will start at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.


Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. An Atlanta native, she has a mass communications-journalism degree with the University of North Carolina Asheville. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.