Friday, July 15, 2016

Court Order Mandates Removal of LED Sign Face on Billboard in Dunwoody

A recent summary judgment from the Georgia Court of Appeals called for the removal of the LED sign face on the billboard located at North Peachtree Road and Interstate 285 in Dunwoody.

 

Dunwoody, GA  July 15, 2016 – A recent summary judgment from the Georgia Court of Appeals called for the removal of the LED sign face on the billboard located at North Peachtree Road and Interstate 285 in Dunwoody.

 

The six-plus-year court case between Olympus Media, the billboard’s owner, and the City of Dunwoody has been resolved and the LED sign face removed from the billboard thanks in part to a judge’s order and the denial by the Georgia State Supreme Court of the company’s appeal.

 

The ruling states Olympus Media must return the billboard to a static condition at its current location, as it was prior to the LED sign face installation.

In its summary judgment, the Georgia Court of Appeals found “that the replacement of the prior mostly static billboard with a full LED sign face does not comport with the Consent Order” (previously issued by DeKalb County before Dunwoody became incorporated.)

 

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal.  “Our goal is to protect the interests of our residents. Large LED billboards, located anywhere within our city, do not reflect the character of Dunwoody nor the wishes of our citizens.”

 

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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Bob Mullen, Marketing and PR Director, at 678-382-6700 or bob.mullen@dunwoodyga.gov

 

About the City of Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody is located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia and was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. The City of Dunwoody provides quality service to its citizens and supports the largest economic engine in the Southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. The City of Dunwoody is inventive, transparent and embraces responsible progress, tempered by the city’s rich history and strong desire to maintain a close and vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Dunwoody supports and nurtures a community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions, and the environment.

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