Appealing the approved directional signs

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 06:00 am

Council has approved directional signage that will direct visitors toward their intended locations in Didsbury, such as the town office, memorial complex, and museum. The budget for the directional signs is set at over $24,000.

I was concerned that the approved signage designated for the downtown historical core does not coincide with a historical style. I surveyed the public downtown for a few days and, to my surprise, the main comment was “stop spending”. I then attended the Feb. 28 council meeting to express these concerns.

When asked to reconsider her motion to approve the directional signs at the meeting, Coun. Veno’s response was “Absolutely not”. After having read Coun. Veno’s quote in the Didsbury Review (Feb. 7 edition), where she was quoted as saying, “holding off and getting some multiple sign designs to get an opinion, since they’ll be around for a long time, may be a good idea,” I was surprised with her comment at the council meeting.

Having this opinion and knowing there is opposition to the signage, it puzzles me why Coun. Veno would not reconsider.

If Coun. Veno, one of the persons we elected to represent us, will not revisit her motion, the next step is a petition requiring 10 per cent of Didsbury’s citizens’ signatures.

I will be preparing a petition asking council to stop spending taxpayers’ money on the new directional signage as designed and approved at the Jan. 24 council meeting.

If you are able to help with the circulation of this petition, please call me at 403-335-8341. Look for the petition in your local stores.

Linda Plewis


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