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Palmer, PA resets digital billboard rules.

Lehigh Valley Live reports that Palmer Township, Pennsylvania is revising digital billboard regulations.  The revision follows a November 2015 legal decision to scrap the towns digital billboard ordinance after neighbors complained about billboard lights.  The new ordinance will keep digital signs away from residential areas and require that digital billboards be dimmed at night.     Paid Advertisement

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Everett MA Looking At Digital Conversions

While Everett, MA has a 1991 sign ordinance in place preventing building of new billboards.  Existing boards can request a conversion or rebuild of a structure to the Zoning Board of Appeals.  With the advent of digital technology the city is considering what their response will be to an increasing number of digital conversion requests. The Everett Independent reports that the city’s first digital conversion was approved in 2015 and they now have two more requests to consider this week. A […]

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Formetco’s Jim Poage on OSHA Record Keeping

Insider had previously posted a video by Formetco’s Director of Safety Jim Poage on OSHA’s 1,200 page fall safety rule revision which took effect January 17, 2017. Jim has been working on other videos, called Safety Talks, dealing with the the many aspects of OSHA rules.  Below is a 5 minute Safety Talk on OSHA record keeping.   Paid Advertisement

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Top Take-Aways from Billboard Regulators’ Conference

INDIANAPOLIS – Billboard regulators want more information on benefits of relocating signs and also learned how to measure light from digital billboards during their annual meeting. Regulators convened in Indianapolis April 30-May 4 under the auspices of the National Alliance of State Highway Beautification Agencies (NAHBA). State officials are seeking federal funds to research time and money savings from relocating billboards in lieu of condemnation. On May 1, regulators saw a new video produced by the Outdoor Advertising Association of […]

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Methuen Proposing Committee To Oversee Advertisements

The Methuen, MA city council is considering a proposal for a new committee to oversee the advertisements that appear on billboards.  The Eagle-Tribune reports on the the proposal which took place at  Tuesday’s city council meeting. One city council member expressed concern over a billboard that advertised an app used to locate marijuana stores for users.  The discussion that followed included a suggestion that everyone who owns a billboard would have to come before the proposed committee and explain what would go […]

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Lamar wins round in Pittsburgh Fight

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Lamar has won a round in a protracted court battle with the city of Pittsburgh when a District judge dismissed a city citation claiming that Lamar had increased the size of the sign on Mt Washington when it added vinyl banner. The city has gone to court to make Lamar take down the 32 foot by 225 foot sign.   Lamar appealed.  The court hearing is May 11. Scenic Pittsburgh entered the fray by asking Lamar […]

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Peabody says no, West Hollywood yes.

Two cities taking different approaches to billboards. Salemnews.com reports that the Peabody, Massachusetts town council is considering bills to ban any new billboards and to remove loopholes which allow billboard companies to ad screens or alter existing boards.  A council committee will consider the bills on April 27. la.curbed says that West Hollywood’s city staffers are concerned the Sunset Strip “is losing its edge as a creative mecca.”  They want to permit 18 new billboard faces on the Sunset Strip […]

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Schenectady County Settles With Lamar

Insider reported in December 2016 that Lamar has sued Schenectady County, New York for $50,000 in compensation after the county terminated a billboard lease as part of a road widening project.  The County offered Lamar $25,000 for the billboard when it purchased the property.  Lamar countered at $82,638 and asked for the county to pay the costs of the relocation of the billboard.  The County then notified Lamar it was terminating the billboard lease under a 30 day notice clause. The […]

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Montville Allows One of Two Proposed Digital Boards

Outfront Media had a request last week before the Montville NJ Township Zoning Board to replace two static billboards for new digital billboards.  Tap into Montville reported that a proposal on #1 Route 46 East would replace a two-sided 238 square foot board that had been in place for 60 years with a new single face 231 square foot digital. The proposed replacement on #86 Route 46 West was a straight swap from a static to a digital of equal […]

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Braintree, MA civic group opposes billboard

The Patriot Ledger reports that the North Braintree, Massachusetts Civic Association is planning to oppose a request by Clear Channel to install a double sided electronic billboard on land adjacent to 131 Elm St.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the proposal on April 13.  A billboard in the area which was approved last year will generate $1.5 million in lease payments to the town over 25 years. Insider’s take: “We don’t need to be […]

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