The Eagle Point Economic Committee is looking at two projects for the town center plan.
New street signs are being considered. The committee has agreed upon some ideas and a sign company is producing a prototype for consideration. It would be a brand new sign replacing the current green street signs in the five downtown areas. The sign under consideration would include the name of the district, i.e. Old Town District, at the top as an integral part of the entire sign (similar to the photograph on this age.) Each district sign will have a color designated to reflect the district name. Whether the entire sign is one color, with cream colored lettering, or whether the street sign is black with white or cream lettering and the top area of the sign a color reflecting the district’s name, is still a matter for committee discussion. Costs for these sign changes has yet to be determined and before any project can be approved, it must have approval of the city council.
The other item being discussed as a possible community project is
hanging baskets. A representative from Four Seasons Nursery, which has
the hanging baskets at the their business on Hwy. 62, made a
presentation to the committee at their Dec. 3 meeting. He said he could
supply the large petunia baskets, the labor and everything needed to
water, fertilizer and spray the baskets for a seven month period for
$35-$37 per basket per month, with a minimum order of 40 baskets. This
also includes the hangers and hanging them.
held regarding placement to prevent problems with the community
banners, Avenue of the Flags and vehicle parking when the baskets are
Committee member Bob Russell volunteered to talk
to some community groups and businesses to see if they would
participate financially in the program. Four Seasons needs an answer in
January to be able to order the petunias.
in sponsoring baskets or making a donation to the project are asked to
call Russell. At this time he just needs a list of people and groups to
present to the economic committee. Again, if the economic committee
finds a way to make the project feasible, the final decision will be
that of the city council. Russell can be reached at Butte Creek Mill,
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent