Summerland approves directional signs

Signs pointing the way to Summerland’s downtown and waterfront will be set up at the north and south entrances to the community.

Directional signs, pointing the way to Summerland’s downtown and waterfront areas and presenting information about upcoming community events, will be set up at the north and south entrances to the community.

Council approved the signs at the July 22 meeting.

Funding is in the 2013 financial plan.

Mayor Janice Perrino said this is not the first time the directional signs have been considered for Summerland.

“It’s taken us three years to get to this place,” she said.

In the past, electronic signs were suggested, with the message on the signs changing to highlight the next upcoming festival or community event.

At present, however, the provincial Ministry of Highways does not allow new electronic signs along the highways.

If electronic signs are not allowed on the signs, another method will be used to promote events.

“There’s going to be some way to inform people of our festivals,” Perrino said.

The design of the directional signs is similar to the design of the existing welcome signs already in place along the highway.

She added that reaching a consensus on the look of the signs was difficult because of the variety of ideas presented.

The work is expected to be completed over the next year.