Navasota City Council rejected the first appeal of the city’s new sign ordinance. City Manager Brad Stafford explained the issue was the number of signs that had been placed, which the ordinance did not allow for.
Despite the fact that D. R. Horton Homes’ Sales Rep Shela Anderson passionately argued that the signs are an intricate part of getting potential buyers into their model, no one on Council bought it.
Council Members Josh Fultz and Jeff Horn both stressed the work that had gone into the city’s new ordinance, while Stafford laid out the probable outcome of agreeing with Horton’s objections would be similar appeals by every other developer in town.
Mayor Pro Tem Grant Holt agreed that that many signs in an area as small as Pecan Grove is unnecessary.
After the rejection, Council went on to add a fee for future appeals of the ordinance, to which Mayor Bert Miller quipped, “Funny how that popped up.”