Public Hearing, September 24, 2020



Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing before the City Council of the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will be held in the Council Chambers of the Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, in said City on Thursday, September 24, 2020, beginning at 6:00 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of considering a proposed amendatory ordinance amending the Sign Ordinance of the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as heretofore amended, Ordinance 20-O-28 dealing with 1) adding a definition of “External Customer Transaction Portal” and allow certain, limited electronic changeable signs at external locations such as ATMs, drive-up windows and gasoline pumps, (2) allowing the immediate disposition of temporary signs picked up in the ROW, (3) prohibiting certain materials from use in signage, (4) reducing the maximum allowable size of temporary signs, and (5) allowing murals on more than two sides of a building.  Three copies of the proposed Ordinance are on file with the City Recorder for review by the public. 

This hearing may be held in-person or electronically; determination will be made and posted on the City’s website by Friday, September 18, 2020.  In accordance with Executive Order No. 16 issued by Governor Bill Lee on March 20, 2020, as subsequently amended by Executive Order No. 34 on May 6, 2020, by Executive Order No. 51 on June 29, 2020, and by Executive Order No. 60 on August 28, 2020, the meeting described above may be conducted electronically, and there may not be physical public access to the meeting due to the need to protect public health, safety and welfare in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The public may access the meetings live electronically through Murfreesboro CityTV, which may be accessed via Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and streamed on Roku, YouTube (, Facebook (, and the City’s website (

If you wish to speak during an electronic public hearing(s), please contact Melissa Wright at (615) 893-5210 or by 4:00 pm the day before the scheduled public hearing, to arrange participation in the public hearing remotely by video or audio.  Individuals who provide the necessary information by this time will be sent an email with electronic access instructions and will be permitted to speak either via the Zoom app or by phone. Individuals who have arranged to speak are strongly encouraged to download the Zoom app to their computer, tablet, or phone in advance of the meeting. Additional information about how the City is conducting public hearings by electronic means is available on the City’s website at

 /s/ Melissa B. Wright
City Recorder

TO BE RUN:  September 8, 2020