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Regulatory Roundup April 22, 2017

Lexington, Kentucky city leaders are beginning to evaluate the use of electronic billboards along certain roadways in the central Kentucky community.  Kentucky State legislative action provides local governing bodies the authority to move forward with digital boards.  Lamar recently met with the Environmental Quality and Public Works Committee. There goal is to convert 10 to 20 existing billboards to digital rather than installing new structures.More on this at 88.9weku. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Texas state lawmakers racing against the […]

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Allentown Mayor Proposes Three New Locations

Allentown, PA Mayor Ed Pawlowski has proposed three new locations for billboards on city property. To proceed, Allentown City Council would have to approve three leases with Adams Outdoor Advertising, which is doing business under LVL Co. In exchange The Morning Call reports the city will receive a portion of the revenues from the signs. The proposal includes two billboards on the Tilghman Street Bridge, which will be undergoing two years of construction. The City Council is expected to discuss the billboard […]

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Court Victory for Billboard Maintenance

STARK COUNTY, OH (March 7) – In a victory for maintenance of nonconforming billboards, a court in Ohio overruled a locality that had issued a stop-work order. Court of Common Pleas Judge Chryssa N. Hartnett reversed the City of Alliance Board of Zoning Appeals and immediately rescinded the stop-work order. “The Board’s act of implicitly reading into the ordinance terms and limitations not contained therein was improper,” said the judge is a clearly worded 13-page decision. In January of 2016, […]

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Pittsburgh sues to remove Mt Washington Sign.

Triblive reports that the city of Pittsburgh has sued Lamar Advertising seeking immediate removal of the large poster atop Mount Washington.  The city contends Lamar installed the 32 by 225 foot sign without approval.  Last year the city issued a notice of violation.  The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment denied Lamar’s appeal.  The dispute dates back to June 2016.  The city unsuccessfully tried to convince a judge that the sign should be removed for maintenance violations in September 2016. Paid […]

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Total’s Auburn Mall plan moving forward

The telegram reports that Total Outdoor’s plan to erect two two-sided electronic billboards overlooking the Massachusetts Turnpike is moving ahead.  Total has agreed to make a $1 million in payments to the town over 20 years.  $250,000 up-front consisting of the first 5 years worth of payments on the sign and then $50,000/year for the remaining 15 years the signs are up. Total Outdoor is a Seattle-headquartered company which operates a billboard plant in Chicago, Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston, […]

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Company wants to install 52 digital signs in Washington DC.

Digi Media Communications is attempting to install 52 digital signs at 20 locations around Washington DC using a  loophole in the city’s sign regulations.   dcist.com reports that Digi Media intends to install 52 digital billboards in 20 different locations around the city.  Washington City Paper reports that Digi Media is backed by an $18 million investment from Blue Sky Private Equity Ltd.  Digi Media is run by Donald MacCord who has worked for Fourpoints Communications and Van Wagner DC. […]

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Houston Reduces Billboards

Click2Houston reports that the Houston City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a contract agreement with JGI Outdoor to reduce the number of its billboards in the city. JGI has agreed to remove 13 billboards around the city and in turn the city has extended the terms on four other JGI signs in the city for a period of 20 years. A copy of the ordinance can be seen at the following location JGI_RCA. The City of Houston has been on a […]

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Speedway shelves plan to put 5 billboards on water tower.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that Speedway, Indianapolis has shelved plans to put five 1,000 square foot billboards on the Speedway water tower.  The picture on the right shows what the tower would have looked like with advertising.  The seasonal panels would have been used from April to October.  The plans were shelved for two reasons:  The Metropolitan Development Commission staff said that the 13.5 acre site on which the water tower sits prohibits off-premise advertising. Speedway was concerned that […]

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