It was not our intent to force the Town to make other businesses conform. Rather, only to bring to the table the issue that our codes need revisited, and that we need to have codes AND enforcement that is fair to all.
One of our Facebook supporters recently wrote: "After reviewing the comprehensive plan, I have to agree ... The actions taken to prohibit the [off-premise A-frame] signs is counter to the overall goal of promoting appropriate growth and development of Mt. Jackson. I would ask the Town Council members to review the Comprehensive Plan and then examine which regulations/rules discourage/prevent Mt. Jackson from meeting the goal of being an attractive and dynamic town of which locals could be proud and tourists would seek as a to visit."
Ultimately, amendments to the Code have the potential to benefit ALL businesses in Mount Jackson, including the long established businesses. We are confident that the Planning Commission and Town Council are doing just this.
There is a Council meeting next Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM, and EVERYONE is welcome to come and express their opinion.
Perhaps our strategy for bringing the situation into the public eye is not as refined as some others', and we do apologize for having outed other businesses - then again we were told that it was other businesses who complained about us. Therefore, it's obvious that there's a problem that needs to be fixed.
Unfortunately, sometimes things get worse before they get better. We do apologize for any inconvenience the issue may have caused.
We do ask other businesses to jump on board, not to support us, but to support changes to benefit their own businesses.