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Billboard would be blemish on southern Chester County landscape

11/25/2014 04:25PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Letter to the Editor:

The pastoral views of southern Chester County may soon be marred by a gigantic double-sided illuminated digital billboard to be located on the north side of Route 1 near the intersection with Route 10.

This digital billboard would be twice the size of the one near West Chester (west side of Route 202 south of West Chester): the structure would be 50 feet tall, 60 feet long, and at least 20 feet wide; the digital display itself would be 60 feet long by 16 feet tall, for a total of 960 square feet.

Do we want this blemish on our landscape to be built?

If not, contact Lower Oxford Township to tell them you oppose building a gigantic electronic digital billboard in the middle of our beautiful agricultural countryside.

You need not be a resident of Lower Oxford Township to let your voice be heard. This billboard would affect everyone living in southwest Chester County and driving on Route 1.

The ordinance allowing this digital billboard to be built will likely be voted on by the supervisors of Lower Oxford Township at their next meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10. There will be a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., at which time your voice can he heard.

Here are some action ideas:

-Cut out this letter and mail it to the Lower Oxford Township Supervisors.

-Send an email to the Lower Oxford Township supervisors saying you oppose the proposed digital billboard.

-Phone Lower Oxford Township and tell them you oppose the digital billboard.

-Attend the Public Hearing held on Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. to share your views with the Lower Oxford Township Supervisors at the township building. You do not need to be a resident of Lower Oxford Township to speak.

-Share this information with your friends and neighbors.

Address: Lower Oxford Township, 220 Township Road, Oxford, PA 19363; Phone: 610-932-8150; email: [email protected].

Board of Supervisor members: Kenneth L. Hershey, Chairman, W. Ronald Kepler, Vice Chairman, Joel C. Brown, Member.

Take action now.

Anita Bower