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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany business owners got their say about the city's sign ordinance.

They claim it's not business friendly. The City formed a task force to get input on ways to improve the law.

On Thursday that task force held its first public hearing.

Some businesses say is too strict, policing signs, streamers, and limiting the amount of window space covered by advertisement.

In lieu of a moratorium the City Commission directed staff to create a sign ordinance task force to undertake a review of the current sign regulations.

"The general feeling is the current ordinance is a little bit too restrictive we need to free it up a little bit some people can do more things to promote their business," said Todd Deen, Tanner-Deen Nissan.

"We'll go back to the city commission with a recommendation and the commission is required to remand it to the planning commission for further review," said Howard W. Brown Jr., Sign Code Task Force Co-Chair.

The next sign ordinance task force public meeting will be at 3 O'clock on August 20th at the government center.

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