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Township Seeks Bids For Its Digital Sign

SANATOGA PA – Just how badly does Lower Pottsgrove government want its own digital sign?

It’s been discussed for several years, ever since one of the first digital signs in the township was erected outside Coventry Christian Schools on North Pleasant View Road. It’s been planned for almost as long; the township Board of Commissioners even enacted a new sign law late last year to make it possible.

And last week, a township Parks and Recreation Board representative showed up at the commissioners’ meeting to demand a sign be put up soon. “Demand” might be too strong a word, Parks and Recreation Vice Chairman Tom Troutman admits. Instead, he made a polite request. Parks and Recreation wants the sign to help promote its activities and events, “and we’re just tired of waiting” for it, he said.

Possibly to Troutman’s surprise, commissioners agreed during their Feb. 1 (2016; Monday) session to seek vendors’ bids for two versions of the same sign: one in a single-sided model, the other, double-sided. The estimated cost: about $19,400, according to Manager Ed Wagner.

Ideally, committee members and commissioners alike envision placing the sign near the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., on township-owned land at the highly visible corner of Buchert and North Pleasant View roads. Exactly how it will be positioned in the space will depend on that one- or two-sided decision.

Double-sided seems to be preferred; the more people who see the sign the better, commissioners said. Bids are expected, and one may be approved, within a month or so, Wagner noted. Then, once the sign’s in place, President Bruce Foltz added, the board will be able to cross another long-standing item off its to-do list.

Township Commissioners Meet Feb. 18

Commissioners are next scheduled to meet Thursday (Feb. 18) at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 1 meeting):

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