March 18, 2015

Bids received for Washburn signage

By Cheryl McCormack

Several price quotes have been received to install signage along Hwy. 83, bringing attention to Washburn's downtown business district.

The bids range in price from $40,000 to $55,000 for a 4-by-12-foot digital sign.

Washburn Area Economic Development Association (WAEDA) President Mike Nelson said, "At that price point, one sign would be leaps and bounds. But, if a sign is going to go up, I'd like it to be a programmable one so we can constantly change it."

Director Rachel Retterath said, "I like the digital component, as well, but how are we going to pay for it? Forty-thousand dollars for a sign is extraneous."

When discussing a means to pay for the signage, the Washburn Civic Club and the City of Washburn were offered as sources to request funds from.

Where will the sign be placed? A location has not yet been determined, although the south end of Main Avenue at the Hwy. 83 intersection received a lot of positive feedback from board members.

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