Executive Orders Allow Temporary Signs, Extend Construction Hours

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Sanibel City Manager Dana Souza issued two executive orders this week on the recommendation of City Council to aid the community in recovering from Hurricane Ian, a category four storm that made landfall five months ago on the island.

Executive Order 23-01 authorizes the temporary placement of specific signs, without a permit, on commercial properties from March 9 to Sept. 30 or until revoked by the city. A summary of the order is as follows:

• One temporary flag or feather banner up to 18 square feet in size and 6 feet in height (not including frame) as provided by the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce (Chamber).
• Instead of the flag or feather banner sign provided by the Chamber, commercial properties may place “up to three, 3 square foot temporary signs, 3 feet in height” permitted by Sanibel Code
• Flag or feather banners not provided by the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce are prohibited
• All temporary signs must be placed on the commercial property (premise) only, a minimum distance of two feet from any property line, parallel to the street
• Temporary sign locations must not pose a threat to vehicular or pedestrian safety or impede maintenance of the right-of-way, as solely determined by the City of Sanibel

Executive Order 23-02 extends the hours construction may be performed on Sanibel for the “construction and repairing of buildings” from March 12, 2023, through September 30, 2023.

• Construction or repairing of buildings, etc., which includes but is not limited to, the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building, or any excavation, as authorized through the issuance of a City building and/or development permit, will be permitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
• Before March 12, 2023, and after September 30, 2023, the hours of construction are between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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