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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Lamar Advertising filed a lawsuit against the city of Albany claiming the sign ordinance is unconstitutional.

Both sides are trying to work out a settlement in the case.

The advertising company originally applied to install as many as 13 LED billboards, but the new sign ordinance allows only 8 of those electronic billboards within the city limits. Lamar currently has three LED Billboards in Albany and under the proposed settlement, the city could increase the allowed number to nine.

"We filed an answer to the lawsuit where we deny anything is unconstitutionally unsound in our sign ordinance and we've been discussing with them and feel like we're pretty close to resolving it," said Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis.

Davis expects a rough draft of the agreement by the end of the month.

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