Sussex County Looking At Allowing Electronic Billboards

Feb 29, 2012


       GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Sussex County council is considering a proposal to allow electronic billboards. 

       WBOC-TV reports that the plan being evaluated by the council would allow the digital devices on commercial land with a special-use permit.

     During a meeting on Tuesday, Councilman George Cole questioned whether additional restrictions were needed to limit electronic billboards to major highways.

     There is currently one electronic billboard in Delaware, along Interstate 95 in New Castle County.

     Supporters of the signs say they would be easy for advertisers to change, and would be restricted to showing a frozen image.

     The council didn't vote on the proposal Tuesday, but it is likely to come up again at a meeting next month.