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WAC discusses neighborhood signage and elections
The city of Columbus proposed the erection of neighborhood welcome signage citywide.
City representative Hannah Jones visited the Westland Area Commission (WAC) on April 18 with one of the proposed signs.
The signs would be uniform throughout the city and are 2- inches by 40-inches or 30-inches by 60-inches.
The smaller sign would be erected on a single sign post and the larger one on two posts. The size of the sign would be determined by the volume and speed of the traffic, making it visible to motorists.
Area commissions will choose the location for five signs. Civic associations within the area would be allowed to choose where to locate two signs.
This means the WAC would have five signs that read, “Welcome to the Westland Area” or “Welcome to Westland,” while a civic association like Cherry Creek would have two signs that read, “Welcome to Cherry Creek.”
The city would like to have input from all area commissions and civic associations by June 15. Residents who wish to have a sign in their neighborhood should attend the WAC meeting on May 16.
Residents of the Westland Area are invited to vote on May 5 for representatives to the Westland Area Commission.
Voting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St. Past elections were at Doctors Hospital and WAC Chair Linda Pitts hopes the move will result in a larger turnout.
Adam Slane and Dave Van Order, two appointees to the commission, are seeking election to full terms while Marian Hymer is seeking re-election.
Residents 18 years of age and over who live, work or own property in the area bounded on the north by the Conrail tracks, on the east by I-270, on the south by Big Run Road and on the west by Hellbranch Creek are eligible to vote.
WAC will work closely with the Prairie Township trustees in an effort to obtain a community recreation center.
WAC is also working with the city’s department of recreation and parks in the development and maintenance of parks in the area.
Work could begin this spring on the much talked-about West Broad Street Park.
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