By CONNIE ESH
About 40 people turned out in support of and opposed to an amendment to an ordinance that would prohibit electronic signs in several business zones at Tuesday night’s regular Lebanon City Council meeting.
Council approved the measure on first reading.
Bob O’Brien spoke for about 40 people who were there supporting the ordinance, and Gary Andover, owner of Witt Signs, asked the council to consider amending the ordinance to allow churches and schools to have the signs regardless of where they were located.
The council rejected Andover’s proposal after Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry pointed out that churches and schools are difficult to define and are allowed to locate anywhere in the city.
Ward 3 Councilor William Farmer pointed out that signage was only one problem presented by zoning areas next to residential zones as B-1.