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Albany leaders hear from business owners on sign ordinance

Roger Marietta, Albany City Commissioner Roger Marietta, Albany City Commissioner
Lee Summerlin, Owner of Summerlin Vitamins and Vapor Owner Lee Summerlin, Owner of Summerlin Vitamins and Vapor Owner
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany City Commissioners want to consider more input from business owners before changing the sign ordinance.

Tonight, they tabled a vote on amendments after hearing from two business owners at a public hearing. Liberty Tax officials don't want their sign wavers prevented from making a living. An organic produce business owner expressed confusion about what signs are legal.

Commissioner Roger Marietta says the overall goal is to be more business-friendly. The owner of a new store that recently put up an electronic sign is glad leaders are listening.

"I'd like to see a level playing field that our businesses are not at a disadvantage when it comes to competing with across city lines, across county lines,” said Roger Marietta, Albany Commissioner.

"We definitely have a good relationship with the city and putting these signs up,” said Lee Summerlin, Owner of Summerlin Vitamins and Vapor Corner. “You know they've worked with us on everything from getting the building done.”

The city created a sign task force last year to get input from businesses on potential changes to the rules.

Commissioners could take a vote next month.

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