Lamar has requested a zoning change to put up a digital sign along Loop 202 in Chanler AZ according to AZ Central. It would be the first new sign in 32 years. Lamar would like to put a 70 foot two sided digital billboad on the north side of Loop 202 in a retention basin adjacent to the Frye Road Business Park at 56th street. City officials say the request may prompt them to consider revising the existing billboard rules. […]
The Clayton News Daily reports that Morrow, Georgia has passed a moratorium on billboard construction. The moratorum stops construction or application for billboards over 35 square feet in size. The moratorium was requested by the city attorney’s office to review the constitutionality of the city’s sign ordinance in the wake of Reed v Gilbert. The moratorium expires in 90 days or after adoption of a new sign ordinance, whichever comes first.
OAAA President Nancy Fletcher comments in in a recent OAAA report that lighting is becoming a digital sign permitting hot button. A bill to open up additional areas of Arizona to digital billboards has passed the Arizona state house and it drawing flak from astronomers. See “America’s Stargazing Capital Is At War Wtih Bright Highway Billboards” in Popular Mechanics and “Bill would LoosenRestrictions on Electronic Billboards” .
Rapid City and Lamar have settled their dispute according to the Black Hills Fox. Last Monday the Rapid City council authorized the mayor and finance officer to sign a settlement of a billboard dispute with Lamar. The settlement includes A repeal of the city’s ban on digital billboards. A reduction in the distance between billboard form 2,000 feet to 1,500 feet. Protection of 60 sign credits that Lamar stood to lose. A $100,000 payment to lamar.
The Mt Airy News reports The Surry County Board of Commissioners has reached a compromise in a debate regarding billboards in the county. The compromise requires a conditional use permit for construction of a billboard in industrial manufacturing, highway business and community business zones. A more restrictive proposal which would have limited billboards just to industrial manufacturing zones was rejected. The proposal will require anyone seeking a billboard to get approval from the County’s planning board on the basis that […]
OAAA’s Nancy Fletcher has published a special report called “Top Regulatory Focus – Digital Billboard Permits.” Some highlights from the report. The number of digital billboards is up to 6,400, up from 6,100 at mid year 2015. Lighting has become a focus of regulators. The OAAA can help arrange a demonstration to show how lighting controls work. More and more government agencies are using digital billboards to communicate message to the public. Fletcher says the FBI has touted digital billboards […]
The Mt Airy News reports that Surry County, North Carolina county commissions are scheduled to consider a new billboard zoning proposal at 6pm tonight. The new proposal will: Allow billboards to be placed on property oned industrial manufacturing. Create an opportunity for billboards to be constructed on property zoned highway business and community business through a conditional use permit.
Cape Gazette reports that Sussex County, Delaware has extended a billboard moratorium by three months to provide time for a group of staff, elected officials and lawyers to draft changes to the County’s sign ordinance. Sussex County has had a moratorium for six months (since Sept 2015).
The Rapid city legal and finance committee has recommended a settlement to end two lingering lawsuits with Lamar, according to the Rapid City Journal. The settlement includes a repeal of the city’s ban on digital billboards a reduction of distance between billboards from 2,000 feet to 1,500 feet protection of 60 sign credits sign that lamar stood to lose. a $100,000 payment to lamar Lamar had lost a court case five months ago but had appealed the decision and the […]
A bill in the Utah legislature would make it easier for landowners to put billboards on their property along Scenic Byways according to the Rexburg Standard Journal. The bill pass a Senate committee and will head to the Utah Senate.