Municipality of Shelburne wants help with new community sign designs

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By Amy Woolvett

Someone from the community might just be the mastermind behind a local highway sign letting drivers know they are entering the Municipality of Shelburne.

Currently, there are two signs, one on each end of the 103 Highway as it enters into the municipality.

“They are so small if you blink you will miss them,” said Warden Roger Taylor with the municipality.

Council has included in its 2014/15 budget $35,000 to create two new signs for those areas.

 “We want to get input from the community on designs,” said Taylor.

He said he was pleased with the results from local school children who created anti-littering signs in the past.

“They were very unique and grabbed your attention,” said Taylor.

He said the new signage was a part of their sustainability plan but with a community twist.

A public contest will be held for the design of the highway signage with first, second and third place monetary prizes being awarded.

Then the municipality will engage a local artist through the Request for Proposal process to complete the artwork.  It will then be sent to the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for approval.

While the project just was approved at the last council, they have still not ironed out any of the details surrounding the project.

“The project has a lot of potential,” said Taylor.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Department of Transportation

Geographic location: Shelburne

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  • Wally Buchanan
    April 19, 2014 - 15:24

    The headline indicates community signs. If I am correct a program similar to this was started a few years ago and has never been completed or do some communities not deserve signage. Drivers no longer know where Sandy Point, Jordan Bay, Jordan Ferry or most other communities begin or end.