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Parties still talking about Round Barn billboard

In late October, the parties in a dispute over a billboard that was erected near the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., said they would try to negotiate a settlement in 30 days.

The 30 days have come and gone, and the parties are still talking, according to the Edmond Sun. But it seems that moving the billboard remains on the table.

Arcadia-area resident Lisa Price confirmed that efforts to relocate the billboard on alternate property are ongoing.

“It was a very amicable discussion,” Price told The Sun. “Both parties are willing to find a mutually beneficial agreement. […]

Jennifer Dennis-Smith, a spokeswoman for Mazaheri, said the parties are talking, hoping to move the billboard.

Price said negotiations paused during the holiday period and there were no planned meetings during the current week. She said as part of a solution she hopes Mazaheri will donate the property. If not, the Arcadia Historical Society would have to buy it.

It’s looking likely the Arcadia Historical Society will have to shell out money to buy the property or cover the costs of the billboard’s move.

Of course, the billboard property owner, Zoom Media, also may decide to donate the land and move the billboard on their dime, just so it can end the controversy. We’ll see.

One thought on “Parties still talking about Round Barn billboard

  1. DynoDave

    Thanks for the update on this Ron. I thought a couple of times about writing to you to see if there was any news on this.

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