The court room at Malverne Village Hall was filled with local realtors Wednesday night as the village board held two public hearings on measures that could impact how they do business.
The first public hearing addressed a proposed amendment to a section of the village code pertaining to open house signage.
The original law, which passed five years ago, allowed a temporary sign to be placed outside an 'Open House' event on weekends for the first time, Trustee Michael Bailey told Patch last month, explaining that before that, no signage was permitted on residents' lawns to advertise open houses.
Following the comment period of Wednesday's public hearing, during which no residents or realtors exercised their right to speak up, the village board unanimously adopted an amendment to this law that allows the name of the brokerage selling the home to be included on the “Open House" sign. It also permits up to four directional signs to be temporarily placed on village property to provide directions to the open house, making it easier for prospective buyers to find the home. The signage is only permitted on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of noon and 4 p.m.
Check back for coverage of the second public hearing held Wednesday night regarding a or homeowners who have made updates to their property without acquiring the necessary permits.