For the fifth time, commissioners extended an ordinance which allows business owners to put out a temporary feather flag or banner to advertise their business. The extension was approved at the Nov. 28 meeting.
Originally created in 2012, the ordinance was passed to help business owners impacted negatively by the economy.
Business owners along Wilton Drive, Dixie Highway, portions of Northeast 26 Street, portions of Northeast 6 Avenue, Oakland Park Blvd, Andrews Avenue, and portions of Powerline Road are eligible to put up flags or banners.
According to city officials, 59 businesses are utilizing a temporary feather flag or banner; Oakland Park Boulevard has the most owners with signs – 19. The extension is valid until Dec. 31, 2018.
“We’ve passed this the last five years and I’ve supported it every time,” said Commissioner Tom Green. Vice Mayor Justin Flippen said after Wilton Drive is reduced to two lanes there won’t be a further need for the ordinance.