Cary trustees consider request to install an electronic billboard
The Cary Village Board held a special session prior to its full meeting on Jan. 5 to discuss a request by Liberty Outdoor Advertising to install an electronic billboard at 65 Northwest Highway.
Village trustees discussed several conditions regarding the sign that village staff members recommended be added to the request. Trustees also expressed concerns regarding the billboard’s height and and location.
A proposed condition that raised concerns from Jack Schaffer, who represented the company, involved making sure that the conditional use does not have a negative impact on public health and safety or on surrounding property values.
The village's ability to restrict the type of messages on the sign and what hours the sign would be on were also discussed. The meeting notes state that the village would only be able to prevent sexually oriented material from appearing on the billboard.
Regarding the hours of operation for the sign, the village requested that the sign be turned off between dusk and dawn. Schaffer said he would need to speak with the clients that would be utilizing the sign.
Village trustees decided to revisit the proposed conditions and consider the request at later date and that the request would also require a public hearing.