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DALTON COUNCIL: Village approves to purchase new sign

DGKN staff report

DALTON  Council approved to purchase a new sign at Village Hall to replace the aging sign.

As a tribute to the artist of the original sign, the design style, color scheme, and font on the new sign will look similar to the old one, Mayor Dennis Finley said during the Aug. 17 regular village council meeting. Council members voted to approve up to $3,500 for the new sign, which also will have a digital component that can provide scrolling messages on both sides.

Councilwoman Dee Rodi-Barbera, who is chairwoman of the Finance Committee, said the intent is that the new sign will last for at least 15 years. Rodi-Barbera said the new sign will be more visual, and Council President Pat Sword noted how he liked the idea of the sign providing communication to the public.

Councilman Terry Johns mentioned that the mayor had suggested contacting the historical society about keeping or displaying the old sign.

Street Superintendent Dave Reynolds said during his updates on projects to council that the Village Hall project is coming along well. He said they are waiting for railing to come in and a door will be cut in the back. Reynolds suggested for next spring to have a local landscaping company possibly draw a sketch for some shrubbery. Later in the meeting, Finley said local business owner Chet Slabaugh would like to donate a flag pole at Village Hall in memory of his wife, Kellie.

Reynolds said the plan also is to incorporate a seating area. Johns mentioned it’s important to note the upgrades to Village Hall will make it compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.

The complete report is in the Aug. 26, 2020 edition.

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