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City commission continues to discuss sign ordinance

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March 25, 2008

Albany -- They've studied the issue for months, but Albany City Commissioners say they need more time and information before approving a new sign ordinance.

A proposal up for a vote Tuesday night would have limited changes on digital signs to one per minute. It also called for each billboard to be inspected by an engineer every eight years.

But commissioners say they still need to know the number and the location of the signs that will be affected.

"I plan on getting information to the city to help them build a list on where all the current billboards are," said Lamar General Manager, James Locke.

"Their going to give us the GPS codes so that we can graphically display where all the billboards are city wide," said Planning Director, Howard Brown.

City commissioners gave the planning commission one month to provide that information.

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