|by Jack Foley / Herald News|
A smaller, shorter billboard stood on the site for several decades and became nonconforming because of its location in a residential neighborhood. It was grandfathered in and allowed to stand, however when that sign was completely removed and a new one was built, it lost its grandfathered status.
The judge ruled that the new sign should not have been given a permit because it is located in a residential area. The sign owners have 90 days to take it down.