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Pellston Couple Win Billboard Lawsuit

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Billboard owner ordered to remove it. It took Elaine and Harold Sevener of Pellston nine months of diligent research and thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees, but they won their battle against the firm that has owned and maintained a double decker billboard on their property opposite Pellston Regional Airport…

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Scenic Michigan Presents 2007 Hero Award to Senator Tom George

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Scenic Michigan presented the 2007 Scenic Hero Award to Senator Tom George (R-Kalamazoo) at the Capitol on September 12, 2007. The award is given to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving and protecting the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities. According to Scenic…

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Lamar’s First Punch to Elmira Township

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Issues: First Amendment free speech rights; Unlawful prior restraint on commercial speech; Township’s refusal to allow plaintiff to go forward with billboard construction along a state highway on the basis of later-enacted ordinances; Michigan’s Highway Advertising Act (MHAA); Whether plaintiff’s claims were ripe for review; Williamson County Reg’l Planning Comm’n v….

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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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