Decision on service club signs coming in early summer

Looking at signage in a more 'comprehensive' way to be discussed

By Kirk Winter

A decision by city staff to potentially remove two “Welcome to Lindsay” signs that feature the crests of multiple community service groups, without a plan to replace them, was discussed at council on March 8. 

A unanimous decision was made by council to have a report received by late spring/early summer of 2022 so options for replacement signs can be discussed.

Lindsay Councillor Pat Dunn brought up the issue.

“The decision to take down the two signs on the outskirts of Lindsay has caused quite a stir,” Dunn said. “I realize they are in bad shape. I also realize that some of the shields are outdated, listing organizations that no longer exist. I think the signs show newcomers to the community that clearly this is a vibrant community where people are involved and doing good things. What is the plan for replacing them?”

“Service clubs are incredibly important to the community,” said economic development officer Rebecca Mustard. “The signs are in a state of disrepair. The engineering department has said they need to come down. The logos are in poor shape or they are out of date. We are going to look at signage in a comprehensive way and we want to do something coordinated right across the city.”

The economic development department in a report on downtown redevelopment proposed a timeframe for a report on signage for the late summer or early fall of 2022.

“I would much rather see it sooner than later. We will also need three signs (in Lindsay), not two, when they are replaced,” Dunn said.

Dunn proposed that a staff report on service club signage in all the city’s communities be returned to council for the second quarter of 2022 for council input.

“We all got the calls,” Dunn said.

Letham agreed, saying that most council members had heard from the service clubs about the signs coming down.

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