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County sign law revisions passed
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After more than half a year of back and forth discussions and trips back to the drawing board, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the second read of the county’s revised sign ordinances at Tuesday's meeting.

Marshal Walker, director of the county's Planning and Zoning department, said these sign ordinances were based on the city of Conyers' code, to bring the two sets of sign regulations closer together.

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce representative David Shipp, who has been leading the Chamber’s efforts to review the sign ordinance, said “I was pleased with a lot of the changes that they made. There were a few other tweaks I would have liked to see spelled out a little more – what a sign in disrepair means. But they put in an appeals process to the board of adjusters. They said they were open to tweaking it in the future after it’s implemented and we see how it works in real life.”

“We’re pleased with the county allowing us to be a part of working with them on this,” he said. “We’re thankful for the commissioners and Catherine (Mercier-Baggett) and Marshall (Walker) for working with us on it.”