Four signs to be displayed as advertising for businesses in the Downtown Tiffin Historical District were approved by the Architectural Board of Review Tuesday.
The board listened to Vice President Tony Consolo present sign ideas for Phat Cakes and Bunky's Bicycle Service at 45 S. Washington St. and Bryan Rannigan with a sign proposal for Gordon and Rannigan at 23 Court St.
Phat Cakes will have an A-frame sign sitting in front of the shop.
"It is wet-erase, and it will be used outside for events, such as bands playing," Consolo said.
A sign also is planned to go on the northside of Bunky's and on the front of the building as well. The sign on the northside will be 60 inches long and 48 inches high, and a smaller sign on the front will be 48 inches long by 36 inches high, he said.
The signs were approved with a vote of 4-0. Consolo abstained.
The approval of the board signifies the signs fit with the historic integrity of downtown buildings.
Consolo wrote a letter to Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz about imposing fines for those who do not abide by the sign etiquette put forth by the board.
Consolo said he was advised by Montz that there would be further discussion on imposing fines in the Law and Community Planning Committee Thursday.
The Downtown Tiffin Historical District is on the National Register of Historic Places, and includes 33 buildings on 1,750 acres of land.