We often get this excuse (college town), but it doesn't fly. If you are lucky enough to get a readerboard permitted, locked cabinets work.Seabishop said:A gas station owner gave an original excuse for a higher sign that worked on our design review commission. He said that in another town they limited him to a low monument sign that listed the prices. Because it was so low, neighborhood teenagers kept lowering the prices as a joke, and cars would line up thinking they were getting a deal.
An annoying thing one station does with an existing sign is instead of displaying the 3 gas prices, they only advertise 1 big price - its just as OK according to zoning.