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A replica of what the new Stillwater village street signs would look like.

Village considering new street sign look

September 30, 2016

The village is considering a plan to replace all of its street signs in the near future featuring a more modern and updated design that is consistent throughout the village.

Mayor Rick Nelson told the Board of Trustees this month that he is attempting to secure a state grant to pay for all or part of the project. About 60 signs need replacing throughout the village, he said, at an estimated cost of about $10,000.

The new signs would be two-sided, 3 feet long by 9 inches wide, and made of vinyl, heavy gauge aluminum covered in high intensity white reflective film. They would feature the village logo and colors (white block lettering over a maroon background), mounted on black posts with heavy duty mounting brackets. Each sign would cost about $150 to produce.

Village street signs have been replaced piecemeal over the years and do not match. The village would like to upgrade its signs and sign posts and bring consistency in style, color and design.

"If you look around the village there are at least three different sign styles out there," Nelson said. "Everything is very inconsistent."

Earlier this year, the village unveiled new signs for some of its municipal buildings like Village Hall and the Fire Department in time for the village's Bicentennial celebration last spring.