The City of Avon Lake allows community organizations to hang banners on the 20 pole brackets located at multiple intersections throughout the city (see map). There is a two-step approval process - step one, the Mayor's office must approve the content and step two, the Digital Media Department must approve the design.
The content must meet the following requirements for approval from the Mayor's office:
- Messages must be considered to have city-wide appeal, and for the most part, pertain to activities open to the general public
- The following types of messages are prohibited:
- Commercial advertising promoting the sale of products or services
- Announcements promoting games of chance (i.e. bingo, raffles, etc.)
- Political statements or campaign messages
- Announcements promoting any religion or form of worship, religious opinion, or religious services
- Messages the administration of the City of Avon Lake deem inappropriate
- The same or similar community message may not be repeated within any three-month period
- Messages may be displayed a maximum of 21 days
- Avon Lake events only
The design must meet the following requirements for approval from the Digital Media Department:
- Content must be large enough to be read at a distance.
- There needs to be enough contrast between text colors and the background to read the text.
- Technical requirements are: 30" wide x 54" tall with a minimum of a 4" pocket on the top and bottom to mount. The pocket must be stitched, not glued. The banners must be vinyl, printed in color and two sided.
Please complete and submit this form BEFORE creating you artwork. Once we have reviewed your request, you will receive an email with preliminary approval or denial of your application. If approved, please follow the instructions in the email on how to submit artwork.
Please submit all requests a minimum of 21 days prior to the event. Once we have received the banners, installation may take an ADDITIONAL 14 days depending on the weather conditions and scheduling conflicts. We require appropriate notice for installations. The Public Works Department will hang a set of either 10 or 20 banners.