Billboard upsets Towne Lake residents

Dec 19, 2009 Full story: Cherokee Ledger News 36

Some residents of the Towne Lake area are upset by the appearance of a billboard on their mountainous horizon.

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Cruzin

United States

#1 Dec 20, 2009
If you want to get rid of the sign, boycott any business that advertises there. Put a big bulls on them and never have anything to do with them. Treat the business like it has the plague! Eventually, they will get the message.
long time resident

Canton, GA

#2 Dec 21, 2009
There are too many people without jobs and foreclosures. Is it the right thing to boycott? That sign might just keep a family from "going down the drain" with so many others across our county and nation. Look beyond your complaints and see the need of someone else. The billboard can't be that bad. The sign company said that they would not put any offensive messages on it.
cruzin

United States

#3 Dec 23, 2009
Opening a brothel and allowing gambling might prevent forecloses and give people jobs too. There are an infinite number of ways to advertise. You make it sound like the billboard is the last stand for businesses. At some point you have to live by a set of values. There is no reason to destroy the backdrop of Town Lake. The sign company pulled a fast one on the town. They should be held accountable, but the only way to make it unprofitable for them is to not buy from those who advertise there.
Sarah

Lawrenceville, GA

#4 Dec 24, 2009
These protesters are just a small but very vocal group of Towne Lake residents with nothing better to do.

Get a life.
cruzin

United States

#5 Dec 27, 2009
Funny how the person who doesn't even live in the county where the billboard is located is quick to say, "get a life". If this is how you choose to spend your time making meaningless forum comments, you need to follow your own advice and get a life.
Guy

Canton, GA

#6 Dec 27, 2009
Agree with cruzin.
While some billboards along the interstate may be usefull to travelers, they are over-populated along I-75. Now creeping into Cherokee county.
Not only boycott, but call those companies regularly and let them know. Towne Lake was developed to be free of clutter and the mgt co works hard at it.
I am sure a legit poll would show many against this. IMHO
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DixieMae

United States

#7 Dec 28, 2009
The sign is so 'overkill' for its location and is a real eye-sore! The county officials REGULARLY pull garage sale signs from the road, before and during the weekends and let no one get them back, no matter how much time or money was spent on them. This simple slap in the face to local residents is shameful on the part of the county. The actual signage regulations are impossible to find and contradictory at best. Yes! Boycott the companies that use that eye-sore and let us have our own nice 'sale' signs when we want recycle our clutter.
Guy

Canton, GA

#8 Dec 30, 2009
DixieMae - if you are really talking about Towne Lake in Cherokee County; not Norcross; it is not the "county" picking up your signs. It is the management company. Read your covenants that you signed when u moved here.
That is why the Townle Lake area is cleaner than the rest of the county.
You may not agree, but those are the rules.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#9 Dec 31, 2009
Thanks Guy for your response. Yes, I live just off Towne Lake Parkway (and don't know why I got the Norcross label ??). I respect cleanliness of the roads, etc. and am voicing what my neighbors can't or won't. This is not a covenant issue with my subdivision, as it may seem. Why not a permit for signage for residents? Many other states do this. At present, the Animal control guy goes out and pulls signs when he doesn't have other calls nearby... but the make-shift church signs remain. Do they have a permit? I would like one for my next sale.
The Plumber

United States

#10 Dec 31, 2009
The problem with Woodstock and the rest of Cherokee county is the Christian coalition of bigots that run it.I love taking your money in Towne Lake because it's full of plumbing problems and dumbasses
cruzin

United States

#11 Dec 31, 2009
Dixie Mae what you're referring to is the Town Lake Code Enforcement Officer who regularly patrols Town Lake on Saturday's and pulls up the garage sale signs. I noticed the religious signs and pre-printed real estate signs are left untouched. It may be they pay a fee or have friends in high places. Woodstock should allow garage sale signs. Why not regulate them? Charge people a small fee and provide a couple of signs that are the same size. Instead, they profess to be business friendly, but are quick to shoot a homeowner trying to make a buck. They forget, large garage sales bring in people who buy coffee, gas and other services along the way.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#12 Jan 1, 2010
Thank you plumber. Whether Christian, Atheist or believer in the 'Flying Spaghetti Monster,' religion is separate from government ... at least in this great nation. Exercising common sense as residents, and offering a voice will work when we work well as a community ... times change, but where we take the change is up to ourselves. I'm just saying that we should just be able to get a permit for signage, like the 'big money guys,' and as happens in many other states.
cruzin

United States

#13 Jan 1, 2010
Dixie Mae - What is happening here has happened all through history. Money talks and BS walks. The average homeowner isn't allowed to place a sign out for a garage sale for even one day. But the religious folks who obviously pay a fee to Woodstock are allowed to. Ditto for the billboard corp. They have deep pockets, the little guy gets stepped on like ants. They think in time it will be forgotten, but they are wrong. As for the politicians, all we can do is vote these dirtbags out of office!

Since: Dec 09

United States

#14 Jan 2, 2010
Thanks Cruzin, you're right. One vote, one voice, seems small but is oh, so important. Just a thought: I wonder how many would just go in for a petition to allow residents to post a sign for a sale, approval required from local authorities as 'tasteful' and just pay a small fee?= a 'win/win' for all involved.
cruzin

United States

#15 Jan 2, 2010
Petitions rarely work. The problem is you have more sheep than sheep herders. Most people are disconnected from what the politicians do until itís too late. Look at health care being jammed down our throats. If they were worried about people who had no health care, just give it to them. But they are turning the system upside down to promote socialism and ultimately control everyoneís life and restrict freedoms. Ten years from now everyone will ask what happened. Today they donít have no clue. Thanks for your support.
Towne Lake Neighbor

Conyers, GA

#16 Jan 2, 2010
Are we really complaining over this?? This past Christmas I spent time helping out families in need... Parents that don't have jobs, or a way to to provide for their children right now, and we the people of Towne Lake are upset over a billboard? This entire situatioin has honestly made me slightly ashamed to call myself and my family residents of this wonderful place. I can now see why other people in Cherokee County don't like us.. Get a hobby, get a life, do something... I honestly just went and looked at WOW fitness the other day and it is a beautiful club, nice equipment great staff, so guess what??? I JOINED!! Have fun Towne Lake Get a hobby lets get together unite under a worthy cause and lets try to put a dent a good cause such as cancer research or helping MUST ministries.. Why not?

Since: Dec 09

United States

#17 Jan 3, 2010
Dear neighbor, yes, good deeds are excellent; no argument there. Great! You serviced the needy. When you can feed the nation and not expect them to feed you, you'll be the first pick on my team. You've joined an exercise club: kudos to you ... spend some time overseas in a developing country and see the way some of the rest of the world lives and then ... let's look at it again. I just want our community to stay alert to accepted policy, to keep from falling into complacency.
curious

Woodstock, GA

#18 Jan 4, 2010
I live in Towne lake, and for me at least the bill board is no big deal. Of course I dont want Townelake/Eagle Dr to turn into another Hwy 92, but the sign is in a commercial area with all the other buisness signs. Maybe the sign should promote towne lake. Have you seen how many stores have closed this past year in Towne lake??(Decio's, Roses diner, Quiznos,...even Publix to name just a few)
Cruzin

United States

#19 Jan 4, 2010
Town Lake Neighbor Ė Keep patting yourself on the back for all the wonder you bring to world. Thanks for being a wonderful socialist and telling me how to live my life too. If youíre ashamed of living here, do us all a favor and move. We donít need people like you who are content to allow Town Lake Parkway to turn into one big greasy strip.
Towne Lake Neighbor

Conyers, GA

#20 Jan 4, 2010
turn into a greasy strip??? Look at it... the newest thing to go down is the Publix behind longhorns, within months that shopping center will prob. be empty because the anchor tenant is gone.. The Center with the Summit is haf empty, If WOW were to go out of business thats another empty center... Socialist?? I think not... I just want everyone to get behind a cause they can be proud of not putting someone out of business.

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