The board of aldermen this week approved the purchase and installation of the entrance sign at Veterans Memorial Park.
City Administrator Russell Rost said that with the park opening drawing near, he wanted to get the entrance sign underway quickly.
Cochran, the project contractor, recommended approving the lowest and best bid, which was from Stewart Signs. The total cost is $33,700.
Other bids were from Ziglin Signs, $35,691.06; and Warren Sign Company, $42,943.
Andrea Lohmeyer with Cochran Engineering attended the meeting to answer questions.
The electronic sign is 8-feet wide and just over 7 feet 6 inches tall while on a base. The sign itself is 4 feet 6 3/4-inches tall and just under 8 feet wide.
It features the electronic message board with green trim and “Veterans Memorial Park” below the city logo set against a tan backdrop and is outlined in green.
The parks department will update the sign in-house.
“Part of what the bid process was (included) making sure we weren’t getting a system that (the parks department) couldn’t maintain,” Lohmeyer said.