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More billboard legal troubles plague Ridley Park Borough Council

Residents from Ridley Park's Hetzel Park area did not have an opportunity to question borough council members at their Nov. 19 meeting about the billboard in their neighborhood. Many residents are opposed to the billboard and solicitor Ernie Angelos said there has been another legal action filed in connection with the billboard. Corrrespondent Barbara Ormsby filed this story for the DelCo NewsNewtork. Photo by RidleyParkOnline.Com

Angelos prefaced his advice to council by addressing the audience, which was dominated by Hetzel Park residents, telling them he knew they would not like what he had to say. The solicitor said the suit, filed Nov. 6, has not been served on council as yet. 

Stull Road resident Mike O'Brien questioned council about the various costs involved to the borough since the sign flap began in 2006. But council did not respond to O'Brien because of Angelos' advice.“

"Listen to me people"” O'Brien said, addressing the audience. "They (council) are going to take this borough down and they will raise taxes and they will give money back to a multi-million dollar sign company.”"

Lockridge Outdoor Advertising, LLC is leasing the site for the billboard, which is in a small park in the neighborhood. O'Brien said later that Hetzel Park residents opposing the billboard filed a suit challenging the legality of the rezoning that permitted the billboard to be erected. He said the sign that faces Interstate 95 was lit up for the first time on Nov. 20.

Placement of the billboard is the result of a court settlement that ruled the signs in the borough can be regulated but not restricted.

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Tags: Billboard, Borough-Council-meeting, November-2013

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Comment by tiga88 on December 4, 2013 at 6:16pm

lovely sign indeed; can't wait till the boys form the chester hood come up to steal it for scrap; we can only hope to God their removal won't injure our beloved police headquarters, or damage our finest inside!

Comment by Raider2003 on December 4, 2013 at 4:06pm
This lovely overgrown billboard is visible from 95 all the way into Chester. You can see the sign from 322!!
Comment by Linda Shockley on December 4, 2013 at 7:32am

Tim,

Thanks for the clarification.

Comment by tim devabey on December 3, 2013 at 10:15pm

Linda,

"Overbrow" is a descriptive word referring to a high, vertical, protruding forehead rising above a "unibrow" (co-joined eyebrows).  For example:  Hermann Munster    ): )

Comment by Linda Shockley on December 3, 2013 at 9:34am

Kevin/tiga88,

Sorry for the tone (which is hard to read in text), but you unfairly criticized other people's houses.  Besides, I genuinely don't know what you meant by "overbrow".  Overgrown?  Overblown?

Comment by Jb25 on December 2, 2013 at 9:41pm
"Doppy overbrow shacks" no wonder people want to beat you up tiga88. You are the pussey on a leash
Comment by Kevin Pierce on December 2, 2013 at 7:03pm
Thank you Linda. I am glad that we have you here on RPOL to act as the grammar and spelling police. I can not wait to see you bust other peoples posts.
Comment by Linda Shockley on December 2, 2013 at 12:59pm

What's architure?  What does doppy-looking mean?  And what is an overbrow shack?

Comment by tiga88 on December 2, 2013 at 12:48am

i like the architure of the the sign, better than those doppy looking cheap overbrow shacks

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