Town of Hamburg Looking to Place Moratorium on New Digital Signs.

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 2:58 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 2:58 PM EDT

TOWN OF HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) On September 9th, the Hamburg Town Board will take action on enacting a moratorium that will prohibit the installation of new digital signs in the town.

Currently, there are approximately two-dozen signs in place with several more applications waiting to be approved.

Many of the existing signs received variances from the zoning board concerning location and spacing.

Concerned that precedent could become policy, Town of Hamburg officials decided to push for the moratorium.

With demand for the high-tech devices constantly growing, officials are planning to use the moratorium to review the regulations and re-vise the Town of Hamburg ordinances concerning digital signs.

"So that it is user-friendly for both the applicant and the business owner, " says Town Code Enforcement Supervisor Kurt Allen.

It is hoped that the new revised ordinance will be complete by January 2014.