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Sign ordinance loosens

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The city of Albany won't ban the use of banners and balloons in its revised sign ordinance. Right now, the sign ordinance does prohibit some banners.

Used car dealers say they rely on the flashy banners to draw in traffic. The city commission is compromising. It will allow the banners and balloons, but only for businesses who get permits to use them. 

"We're a small business and in these tough economic times," said Earl Pilcher of Mac George Motorcars. "We need all the help we can to do business, which if we do business, we do sales tax, that makes money for them, we stay in business, pay property tax. So to me it's a win - win situation all the way around."

Business owners will have to keep their banners in good condition in order to be allowed to use them.

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