A case that began before Dunwoody became a city was finally resolved with a summary judgment from the Georgia Court of Appeals mandating the removal of the LED sign face on the billboard at North Peachtree Road and Interstate 285.

Photo of the billboard LED sign face coming down from Councilmember John Heneghan’s blog.

“The six-plus-year court case between Olympus Media, the billboard’s owner, and the city of Dunwoody has been resolved and the LED sign face removed from the billboard thanks in part to a judge’s order and the denial by the Georgia State Supreme Court of the company’s appeal,” said city spokesperson Bob Mullen in a statement.

The ruling states Olympus Media must return the billboard to a static condition at its current location, as it was prior to the LED sign face installation, Mullen said.

In its summary judgement, the Court of Appeals found “that the replacement of the prior mostly static billboard with a full LED sign face does not comport with the Consent Order” (previously issued by DeKalb County before Dunwoody became incorporated.)

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal. “Our goal is to protect the interests of our residents. Large LED billboards, located anywhere within our city, do not reflect the character of Dunwoody nor the wishes of our citizens.”

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

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