Albany sign ordinance rules closer to change

Albany sign ordinance rules closer to change

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - City commissioners are getting closer to amending their sign ordinance.

They reviewed a rough draft on Tuesday.

City staffers said the revisions are more business friendly.

Commissioner Roger Marietta made two proposals, that include allowing digital signs to change every 10 seconds, instead of 30.

"I think we'll just have to wait and see how they react to it. I've been through this once before with the previous sign ordinance, and if we do something that they don't like, they're going to let us know and I'm trying to minimize that," said Marietta. "I don't want to have the business people upset. I want them to be happy so they'll stay in Albany."

Marietta also asked to include a way for businesses to appeal to code enforcement.

A sign task force was created last year and has been meeting periodically to make the changes.

A public hearing will be held during the commission's night meeting on March 24th.

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