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Clinton sign ordinance passes

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A sign of the times in Clinton Tuesday night as aldermen unanimously pass a revised sign ordinance. The ordinance prohibits any new signs over 12-feet and instead of tearing down the old ones, the change deals with a sign's current replacement cost versus its original cost should it be destroyed or the business changes hands.

Some business owners complain the new ordinance hurts them.

Bob Norman, who owns a nutrition shop said, "We're restricted on what we can have in our windows. We're restricted on what we can have outside the windows. We can't have banners and, you know, one thing they did not address, I have found that even churches had been forced to take down their temporary banners for vacation Bible school." 

Board members and Mayor Rosemary Aultman met Monday night in a work session to prepare for tonight's meeting. The city reworked the ordinance to grandfather in signs over 12-feet after an uproar by the business community.

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