On Thursday, November 1, 2012, the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department will begin taking applications for the 2013 banner reservations. The reservations will be filled on a first come-first served basis*. Applications must be hand carried to 615 N. Fifth Ave. on November 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On November 2nd, and after, they may be faxed to 360-681-0552, mailed to152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, emailed to email@example.com or hand carried to 615 N. Fifth Ave. The application form is available on the City’s website www.sequimwa.gov. Typing “Banner” in the search box will direct you to the banner rental application.
The City banner structure was built and funded primarily for tourism promotion in the City of Sequim. Banners that promote “for profit” activities of private enterprises, announcement of regular activities of organizations, political issues, the sale of goods and services, and messages of religious, business and “issues” organizations are not allowed. The City Council recently amended the Banner Policy under Resolution No. R-2012-08. Please review the banner policy to determine if your banner is allowable. This policy can be found on the City’s website. Typing “Resolution” in the search box will direct you to a list of the City’s Resolutions.
On your application, please indicate the date of your event and first, second, and third choices for the week the banner can be displayed. There is only one banner space and the following weeks are NOT available: April 29-May 19, July 1-July 28, Sep 30-Oct 6, Oct 14-Oct 20, Oct 28-Nov 3. The banner week runs Monday through Sunday. In the event of a Monday holiday, the banner will go up on Tuesday. The City Council will be reviewing fees as part of the budget process-the current $100 fee may change. The fee must be paid 30 days in advance and will be charged at the 2013 rate. Please call 683-4908 with any further questions.
*Under provisions of the policy, entities with a higher priority event may “bump” already scheduled banners. See “Allowed Banners: Priority shall be given to banners for events which promote tourism as defined in RCW 67.28. This priority may allow a priority banner to “bump” a non-priority banner if the priority banner requests space at least six weeks before the event for which it wishes to seek a priority banner.”