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Sign Size Limitation Okay

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Issues:  Zoning; Art Van Furniture v. City of Kentwood; Muskegon Area Rental Ass’n v City of Muskegon; Sign-size limitation; Variance denial; Sign-size calculation method Court:  Michigan Court of Appeals (Published) Case Name: Norman Corp. v. City of E. Tawas e-Journal Number: 24055 Judge(s): Schuette, Fitzgerald, and Bandstra The trial court…

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Sen. George Announces Legislation to Preserve Michigan’s Natural Beauty

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Senator Thomas George, R. 20th Dist., announced on December 5, 2003 legislation to preserve Michigan’s beautiful vistas. Senator George was joined by former Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus and former Attorney General Frank. Representatives from Michigan Township Association, Michigan Municipal League, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, and Scenic Michigan thanked Senator George for his…

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EPIC/MRA Statewide Survey

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Last fall, EPIC/MRA, a Lansing based survey research firm, conducted a survey with voters in Michigan about federal, state and local issues. Voters were asked a variety of questions including their opinions concerning Michigan’s billboards. A majority of the respondents favored legislation that would reduce the number of new billboards located…

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Michigan State Senate Resolution

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A Resolution Commemorating Scenic Michigan Day, April 22, 2003 WHEREAS, it is with great respect for the natural beauty of our state and those who help preserve it that we commemorate April 22, 2003 as Scenic Michigan Day, recognizing the vital contributions that this organization has made toward improving and…

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Sen. George Amendment Bans FIA Billboards

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News Release Senator for the 20th District TOM GEORGE State Capitol / Lansing, Michigan 48913 PH (517) 373.0793 / FAX (517) 373.5607 www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senator/george/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2003 Contact: Sherry Sofia (517) 373-0793 George Amendment Bans FIA Billboards Reduces Wasteful Spending Senator Tom George successfully inserted an amendment today into…

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ROHE—Group Offers Advice on Billboard Control

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Published in the Lansing State Journal February 6, 2003 Michigan has much to do in reducing signage along roads Time is precious in our hectic lives. Often, we find the most precious elements yield to more pressing concerns. If a billboard were placed in the oldest section of Michigan State University’s…

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Wayne County Circuit Court Upholds Livonia’s Billboard Ban

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On November 28, 2001, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Edward M. Thomas upheld Livonia’s ban on billboards. The Livonia ordinance defined “Billboard” as: “A ground sign advertising a product, event, person, business, or subject not related to the premises on which the sign is located. Off-premise directional signs as permitted in this ordinance…

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Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Empowers the City of Holland to Ban Construction of New Billboard

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Issues: Whether sections of city’s zoning ordinance regarding signs were valid under the Michigan City and Village Zoning Act (CVZA); Home Rule Cities Act (HCRA) §§ 41(c) and (f); Exclusionary zoning Court: Michigan Supreme Court Case Name: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Holland e-Journal Number: 10112 Judge(s): Kelly, Corrigan, Cavanagh, Taylor, Young, Jr.,…

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