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Public invited to Albertville sign ordinance forum

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The city currently has no ordinances regarding damaged, missing or unsightly signage. The city currently has no ordinances regarding damaged, missing or unsightly signage.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Residents in Albertville were given the opportunity to voice their thoughts on a proposed sign ordinance for area businesses during Monday's council meeting. The proposed ordinance would clean up area signs that are in disrepair or no longer being used.

A local business owner, wholesale car dealer Paul Claborn, thinks it is absolutely vital that these signs be cleaned up. In fact, he believed in it so much, he helped write the ordinance.

The city is looking to rid itself of business signs in disrepair or unsightly portable ones. The proposed ordinance would require businesses to have a permit to construct a sign. Current signs in good conditions would be grandfathered in to the ordinance.

City Councilman Nathan Broadhurst has said the city currently has no way of regulating business signs because they have no ordinances. Claborn feels it is time to get the Highway 431 corridor cleaned up for people who may want to locate a business in Albertville.

"If you've got all these hand-painted signs that look totally unprofessional, it says something about our community, that we just don't care, and we want to change that," said Claborn.

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