Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Billboards



The response to placing electronic billboards along Spillway Road was a resounding "NO". You can read the comments  HERE and HERE.

Lamar Advertising is also seeking a variance from Flowood to replace an existing billboard on Grants Ferry Rd. with one of the electronic gadgets. The sign is pictured above. 

The billboard is next to Mill Creek Animal Hospital which is directly across from an entrance to Millcreek subdivision. Flowood ordinances require that anyone living within 160 feet of the proposed new sign must be notified via certified letter, several residents in Millcreek got a letter.

There will be a public hearing on the variance request at the Flowood City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30PM. The city hall is located at 2101 Airport Road. The variance requested is to replace the existing sign with an 11x23 digital face sign.

Section 7.3 of Flowood's sign ordinance is titled "Prohibited Signs", item 4 of that section says Billboards and Off-Site signs, except or Off-Site signs located on a Multi-Tenant Freestanding sign are prohibited.

Of course you can see billboards in Flowood but most of them were grandfathered in after the adoption of the current Flowood sign ordinance in May 2009.

You can read the Flowood sign ordinance HERE.

Don't want an electronic sign on Grants Ferry Road?  Then attend the hearing Tuesday night and speak your mind.

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