By THE CITY OF TAYLOR
For the Sunday Times
TAYLOR — The city will be getting new signage in key locations, Mayor Rick Sollars said in his recent weekly podcast.
Heritage Park will be getting new signage across the board, including large new hi-tech LED digital marquees along Pardee and Northline roads.
The package, which will be installed by MI Custom Signs of Taylor, was recommended by Sollars and unanimously approved by City Council during its May 16, meeting.
Signage inside Heritage Park is old, he said. The main marquee in front of the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion, originally installed when the building was a community center, was destroyed by a windstorm earlier this year.
While the city has older LED signs in other spots in the community — including recreation center, Rotary Park and senior center — that old manual marquee was likely the most popular (and requested) one in Taylor, Sollars said. However, it listed a limited number of events at a time, and the “Cultural Corridor” area has thousands of events each summer. It will be replaced by a modern digital board that can store a relatively endless about of events, announcements and images, all of which will rotate on a timer. It also can be updated with emergency information, including police alerts.
The newer Northline Road entrance to the park has not had informational signage, despite that is it located just steps away from the Petting Farm and Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
In addition to the large marquees, other signage, both large and small, will be replaced and modernized, from the signs at the entrance ways to the park to directional signage, pavilion signage and the sign for the Taylor Community Library. As part of the package, the Junior League World Series’ row of champions along the northernmost road in the park will be replaced by a new, stylized “Wall of Champions.”
To listen to the podcast, click here.