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Quincy aldermen approve LED signs for churches

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Quincy churches and other organizations can now try to get your attention in a brighter, more colorful way.

At Monday's city council meeting, aldermen approved a new ordinance that will allow churches zoned in residential areas to put up digital display signs.

There are a few stipulations. The signs can only be illuminated from seven in the morning to nine at night, the background has to be a dark cover, and the message can't scroll or flash. City planner Chuck Bevelheimer said that was done to protect neighbors.

"The neighbors were the overall concern that I had as the city planner," Bevelheimer said. "To make this first and foremost a special permit so that we had to go through the planning process: to notify the neighbors within 250 feet so they can be invited to give us their input, and secondly the conditions we came up with, I think, would be a pretty good standard to protect neighbors against an irritating sign."

Also at council, aldermen approved authorizing an application for Public Transportation Financial Assistance from the federal government. This will off-set the operating deficit for the Quincy Transit Lines. They also approved $1.5 million for IDOT for materials such as concrete and asphalt for motor fuel tax road projects in the city.


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