A tri-face billboard at the corner of Westover and 4-J roads could soon have room for more advertising.
Tonight, April 16, the Gillette City Council is planning on revisiting a zoning ordinance that has left one of the three billboard faces to blank, with no advertising, since May 2017.
The blank space was the result of the old advertisements violating a city ordinance, which only allows the combined advertisement area to be under 680 square feet.
The board in question is approximately 220 square feet more than that allowed by city ordinance.
In February, the city rejected a proposed change to the ordinance, which would have increased total advertising area to 900 square feet for all billboards, which failed its first reading 2-4.
Yet, during the Country Club annexation in 2018, the city elected to accept a 900 square foot billboard on Boxelder Road and Butler Spaeth Road. The new ordinance will extend that same 900 square foot acceptance to all tri-face billboards in Gillette.
If the council approves the new ordinance, then the blank space at Westover and 4-J would be open for advertising again.
The Gillette City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m.