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Request to Hang a Banner

Groups may request that a banner be hung across Main Street to advertise their event and/or organization. Banners may be deemed "non-profit" or "commercial" in nature.  Please read through the following guidelines for new banners. 

A Non-Profit Banner is:

  • A banner which announces a community event; or
  • A banner which announces a special event, date or makes a proclamation (i.e. Terry fox Run; National Heart and Stroke Foundation Awareness Week); or
  • A banner which does not contain any commercial reference.

Commercial Banner is:

  •  A banner which is not deemed Non-Profit and has some reference on it of a commercial nature. 

HANGING OF BANNER

  • Banners can be hung by the Town of Osoyoos Public Works Department only, and shall be placed on the poles designated for such purpose.
  • Requests for the hanging of a banner shall be made in writing and can be submitted by filling out the application below. Hard copies may be picked up at the Sonora Community Centre. 

BANNER STANDARDS

  • Weight of banner material must be a minimum of sixteen ounces.
  • Banner must have heavy duty grommets placed every two feet.
  • Banner must have holes every three feet to allow wind to pass through.
  • Banner must not be shorter than twenty-five feet.
  • Banner must have writing on both sides so that it may be read from both sides.
  • Banner must have a reinforced strap (minimum 4 inch loop) on both the top and bottom of each corner from both sides.

PRIORITIES 

  • A non-profit banner shall always have first priority;
  • A commercial banner shall be allowed when no non-profit banner is in place or so scheduled.
  • A non-profit banner or commercial banner which has received a 14 day maximum display in any six month period, shall receive the lowest priority when other requests are being processed.
  • Subject to Section 4(a) and (c), requests shall be approved in the order they are received.

TIME RESTRICTIONS 

  • All banners will have a 14 consecutive day time limit for display;
  • Commercial banners will be taken down if a request for the hanging of a non- profit banner is received.  If the commercial banner has not had its full time allotment for display, it will be re-hung after the non-profit banner comes down so as to complete the time allotment.
  • Subsequent requests to hang the same banner after the banner has been displayed for the 14 day time limit can be received and processed, subject to Section 4 and there shall be no limit on the number of request per year, provided that all the parts of this policy are complied with.

 FEES 

  • There shall be no fee for a non-profit banner;
  • The fee for a commercial banner for a 14 day request shall be $300.00.  No reductions shall be given for lesser time frames.
  • No additional fees shall be payable for the taking down and re-hanging of a commercial banner..

COMMERCIAL BANNER CONTENT

  • Commercial Banners shall not have more that 15% overall commercial content.  Commercial content refers to the name of the business or enterprise and any logo or message that refers to a business or enterprise.
  • Commercial Banners shall have a minimum of 85 % overall community content.  Community content is a message which refers to matters other than that of a commercial nature, which can be viewed as being for the general good of the community.
  • The percentage measurements shall be based on the overall area of the banner, on both sides.

Final authority for any decision regarding banners which may not be addressed in this policy, rests with the Administrator of the Town of Osoyoos.
 

A Non-Profit Banner is a banner which announces a community event; announces a special event, date or makes a proclamation (i.e. Terry fox Run; National Heart and Stroke Foundation Awareness Week); or a banner which does not contain any commercial reference. A Commercial Banner is a banner which is not deemed Non-Profit and has some reference on it of a commercial nature. There is a fee to hang a Commercial Banner.
Banners will be hung for a maximum of two weeks unless special arrangements have been made. Weeks will run Monday through Sunday.
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