SNELLVILLE – An amendment to the city’s billboard ordinance will eventually cut the amount of billboards in the city from its current number of nine.
The amendment governs currently existing, non-conforming billboards on highways 124 and 78. If sign owners completely remove an existing billboard and support structure, they can request to replace an existing billboard with an electric one. The amendment states sign brightness will automatically be regulated with daylight, the signs must be able to show Amber Alerts and there cannot be any movement or animation on the sign.
“We definitely anticipate we are going have a reduction of signs within the city by doing this,” City Attorney Chuck Ross said.