Originally published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 06:39p.m.

Chino Valley’s Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, regarding the appeal of the zoning administrator’s interpretation of the sign code related to businesses’ use of feather flags for advertising.

At Council Chambers, 202 N. Highway 89, the board may suggest a position for the Town Council to vote on related to re-wording the temporary sign code.

However, town staff has recommended that the Board of Adjustment approve the zoning administrator’s interpretation of the code, which considers feather flags temporary signage and follows a specific fee schedule previously approved by Town Council.

Several business owners in Chino Valley have been upset about having to take down their feather flags after a short period of time to comply with the sign code, which new Development Services Director Joshua Cook has been enforcing to the letter.

Current code stipulates that new businesses have up to six months to keep their feather flags out front for advertising before having to remove them and replace them with permanent signage.

A number of business owners in town have said that they want to reach a compromise with the town whereby they could use feather flags for longer periods of time, provided those flags are in good working condition and aren’t tattered, faded or torn.

A public comment period will follow the public hearing, but not about the feather-flag issue.

In other business, the board will:

• Consider and possibly choose a chairman and vice chairman of the board.

For a copy of the meeting agenda and its accompanying packet, visit the Marion Lassa Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road.

To learn more details about the meeting, call the Development Services Department, 1982 Voss Drive, at 928-636-4427.