After working to replace an old sign ordinance that has been in place for decades, the Burnsville Town Council decided last week to update the rules. The council voted on a new sign ordinance that will limit the height of new signs to 12 to 16 feet but will not burden businesses with the cost of replacing non-conforming signs. Under the ordinance non-conforming signs cannot be modified and if a business is sold, the sign must be made to conform to the new regulations. The new ordinance becomes effective July 1. A forum to receive public input on the next phase to be undertaken by the Planning Commission, design guidelines related to architecture, landscape, setback and parking will help the commission make further decisions about the future look of Burnsville.