Shore town might ban electronic business signs

March 29, 2008 1:22:41 PM PDT
Ocean City already bans alcohol, and now it wants to ban garish business signs. The Jersey Shore town's council is considering tightening its rules on scrolling message boards and digital displays.

It also may restrict the size of the lettering on some signs.

Some town officials say it's just continuing the dry town's tradition of being family-oriented and less glitzy than Atlantic City to the north or Wildwood to the south.

They say they want to combat "sign pollution."

But others, including some business owners, are concerned that their businesses won't be able to stand out to without the flashy displays.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City,