Ottawa Council Looks At Billboard Ordinances

6/19/18 – 5:09 A.M.

Ottawa village council wants to hear from residents about their thoughts on billboards in the downtown area. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the issue first popped up when a business owner requested permission to sell an electronic billboard on the side of his building. The person who wants to buy the billboard wants to expand it from 11 feet to 22 feet.

The village’s safety committee reviewed several different ordinances that offer different guidance on the issue. Council members said they want to support businesses but also preserve the look of the downtown area.

Mayor Dean Meyer said he wanted the public’s opinion before moving forward. He encourages Ottawa residents to call 419-523-5020 to weigh in.

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