New Ambler group to hold meeting on billboard 3/1


Preserve Ambler, a newly-formed citizens group, is holding an informational meeting on March 1 about a proposed billboard in the borough.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Ambler Senior Center, 45 Forest Ave.

The meeting is intended to provide residents and business owners with information on a proposal to erect a billboard at Bethlehem and Butler pikes.

Efforts to oppose billboards in other municipalities will be reviewed.

Speakers will include Jim Byrne, an attorney representing Haverford, Springfield, Newtown and Abington townships in billboard cases; Jim Mullen, communications and membership director of SCRUB, which promotes healthy public spaces in the region; and Sandi Donato, a Haverford Township resident involved in the opposition to billboards there.

Preserve Ambler said Feb. 29 it opposes the billboard proposed by MC Outdoor on the grounds that the billboard will be a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the borough and have a lasting detrimental effect on Ambler's character.