Scrolling or flashing electronic signs on the Towson City Center would have to be 55 feet or less from the ground under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council.

The measure revised a bill the council passed in October, which allows electronic signs of up to 300 square feet on the building.

Fifth District Councilman David Marks, a Perry Hall Republican, sponsored both bills. He offered the height limit after working with the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, which had complained that the October legislation would allow flashing signs that could be seen far as far away as Cockeysville and the Loch Raven Reservoir – and that county council members hadn't listened to the community's concerns.

Marks' bill created an exception to a county ban on flashing and scrolling signs. Council members heard Monday from Kingsville resident Mike Pierce, who said inspectors have not enforced that prohibition.