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Sign ordinance still up in the air


February 26, 2008

Albany--  It'll be a little longer before the city sets rules on LED billboards and signs.  

City leaders put a hold on all new signs after they discovered an old ordinance made them illegal. They assembled a task force to come up with a new ordinance but the planning commission needs more time to look it over and make recommendations to the city commission.

Tuesday night, city commissioners extended the sign moratorium another 60-days.

"The first thing we want to do is protect residents. And we believe after hearing discussions from the last planning commission meeting that to extend the moratorium would be prudent. We also feel that this will give more time to study the issue of LED signage," said Planning Director Howard Brown, Jr.

The city received 15-applications for new electronic signs the day after the first moratorium ended but those will now have to wait. The planning commission could make a recommendation by March 6th.