Residents will have an opportunity to sound off on proposed changes to the Thomaston Land Use Ordinance in a public hearing Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall.

The proposed changes, which are mostly minor, will go before the voters at the June  9 town meeting.

One proposed amendment would allow changeable signs to change no less than once every 15 seconds. Town Manager Valmore Blastow Jr. said that before, signs could only change once every 20 minutes under state guidelines.

The proposed rules stipulate that signs must change as rapidly as technologically possible with no phasing, rolling, scrolling, flashing or blending. No more than one changeable sign with two sides is allowed per lot. They have a height limit of 25 feet.

The ordinance amendment will also deal with vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the consequences of members failing to attend meetings. It notes that “when there is a permanent vacancy, the municipal officers shall, within 30 days of its occurrence appoint a person to serve for the unexpired term.” The ordinance says the seat is vacant if someone resigns from the board, moves out of town, dies or fails to attend either four consecutive regular meetings or 75 percent of the meetings during a 12-month period.

If approved, the amendments will also change or add various definitions in the ordinance.

The election will be Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion. Town meeting will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion.