4-3-06 - Part of the reason for a step-up in the Sherman City Code Enforcement that is not sitting well with many businesses is less advertising to bring more business.
You do not see a lot of freestanding advertisements along the stretch of Texoma Parkway. Much of it has been taken down or completely removed in the past week. It is compliance that many say will do more harm than help. But for some smaller storeowners, new code enforcement requiring the removal of temporary signs, banners, etc. is having an opposite effect.
The city says most of the Texoma Parkway businesses are complying. There are still some banners out front, but business owners have been warned.
The city manager says after warnings, businesses out of compliance will likely get a letter and finally a citation.