The battle is over.
Palmer Township officials said Friday that the controversial digital billboard on Route 22 has cleared its last hurdle.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said Friday that a lighting test was conducted with the township's electrical engineer between 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday with the billboard on and off.
He said the testing took place a couple of times and that the billboard passes the mandated illumination requirements.
Colver also stated that Met-Ed will provide permanent power for the billboard on Monday.
He said the developer has been issued a temporary certificate of occupany, but once permanent power is in place, then the billboard will receive a permanent certificate of occupancy.
Palmer Township Solicitor Charles Bruno was before a Northampton County Court judge Tuesday asking to hold off on an injunction hearing that the township had requested because Developer Abraham Atiyeh had made "considerable progress" in the past week resolving numerous code violations.
Hay Terrace residents—who say the billboard is ruining their quality of life—have complained to the supervisors, showing up in force at several meetings over the past month to protest the billboard's brightness and blight.