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Leland holds public meeting on sign ordinance


LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- The Town of Leland held a joint meeting of the town council and the planning board to seek public opinion on the towns sign ordinance. Business owners were out in force to speak out against the new rules, which size signs based upon a business’s zoning.

The town is considering a five year period to allow existing signs to come within the ordinance.

Council members understand the frustration of small business owners.

“The business owners have decided at this point that they are still not quite sold on the idea of a sign ordinance at all as most businesses aren't,” Leland Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman explained. “It's probably one of the most difficult things that municipalities have to deal with.”

The council will take up the issue of how long to allow existing signs to comply at their next meeting.

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Whats the point??

What is the point of this sign ordinance anyway? Is it to make the town of Leland more appealing? Well in that case, the town of Leland should have to take down all these ugly powerlines and crooked power polls! And put them underground!! Since the business owners have to foot the bill for lowering thier "signs" then leland should pay to relocate the unattractive powelines running everywhere!

If they insist on changing

If they insist on changing the sign ordinance they need to do what Wilmington should have done with Flip's and grandfather in the existing signs. That is the fair way to handle it.

Attn Leland Town Council

Sign ordinance? 5 years to get on board? Council understands the frustration?

To quote the famous philosopher Sir William Engvall:

"Here's your sign"

(Use your imagination)