Councilperson Liz Holsey asked how much the projects had cost the city to date. City financial assistant Brenda Moses said $100,000 has been paid so far to National Signs Plaza.
“We still owe them $27,000, I believe, and what we’re waiting on is money from an old project in 2005 called Rocking Chairs on Parade and they had noted that the $20,000 that they made to go toward wayfinding signs,” Moses said. “We’ll get the $20,000 from then and then we’ll only owe another $7,000.”
Moses said the $127,000 would be for 12 wayfinding signs – eight downtown and four on entrance highways – and the two gateway signs on U.S. Highway 183.
“Well, on Feb. 5, y’all reported the cost of signage would be $226,000,” Holsey said.
“That’s only if we decide to purchase the other gateway signs,” Moses said. “We have not contracted for those other two entrance signs, the gateway signs, so that’s something in the council’s future if they decide to take that on.”
Moses said the two gateway signs already constructed cost the city $79,000. The wayfinding signs will cost $48,000.
Moses said the wayfinding signs could be erected by the end of this week.