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Planning commission discusses LED lights

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Bright, flashy LED signs are becoming more popular with businesses and other organizations, and now Quincy officials are trying to keep up with the technology.

At Monday's planning commission meeting, members approved a proposed ordinance change by city planner Chuck Bevelheimer.

These changes outline rules for organizations, like churches, that want to have an electronic sign, but are zoned in a residential area.
Jane Ulm with Signs in Time has been working with the city. She says the city plans to only allow signs with a black background, and also to restrict the hours it can be lit.

"So in the neighborhood areas, a concern about how bright is it going to be, is it going to be flashing," Ulm says, "So what we worked with was to come up with a time frame, so it's off at night so you don't get up in the middle of the night and there's a flashing light right next to you."

The proposed ordinance change now goes to the full city council for approval.

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