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Sign ordinance decision delayed by town leaders

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LELAND, NC (WECT) – Business owners will have to wait a few more weeks until they find out when they have to comply with the town's sign ordinance.

The decision to delay the vote was made at Thursday night's town meeting.

Leland Town Manager David Hollis said they hope to make a decision by next month.

The vote deals with a five year amortization period for business owners with signs.

A sign ordinance is already in place; however, businesses have no idea when the five year compliance period will begin.

Business owners have argues that having large signs are crucial to getting people to come visit the town and businesses.

Hollis said leaders adopted the ordinance in the first place to help with aesthetics of the town.

The ordinance applies to every business but classifies those businesses by how many signs they have on the property.

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