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Lee County to review sign ordinance

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

Leesburg, GA (WALB) – No more billboards or large signs will be going up in Lee County for a while.

The county commission plans to implement a 60-day moratorium on permits for signs larger than 6-feet by 4-feet.

The problem is the language in the current sign ordinance regarding electronic signs and billboards isn't clear.

The planning commission wants a hold on new signs while the county fixes the ordinance and reviews its stance on animated and flashing signs.

"It's pretty distracting. I think it's a safety issue also. But there is industry standards that we'll be looking at so that we can incorporate that into our sign ordinance," said Planning & Engineering Director Bob Alexander.

The county will also consider an increase in the cost of sign permits.

County commissioners will vote on the moratorium in two weeks.


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