Last month, the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department informed the Pleasant Township board of trustees that they have secured funding to bring gateway signs to the area.
Lee Brown, the planning administrator for the department, said the township would be in charge of finding locations for the signs rather than the county.
The trustees asked road department superintendent Jeff Karn to find suitable places for them to go.
At the May 8 meeting, Karn suggested they should be placed at these locations: State Route 62 heading north and south, State Route 665 heading east and west, and on Alkire Road near the county and township line.
He also suggested they be placed on the following roads: Opossum Run; Georgesville-Wrightsville; Gardner; Darby Creek; Norton; Big Run; Young; Harrisburg-Georgesville; Stahl; Grove City; Chamberlin; Beatty; Rensch and Johnson.
They would all be attached to preexisting Franklin County metal signs and will be seen as motorists are coming into the township.
In all, the township wants to order 24 signs – 20 for the suggested locations and four extras in case they are stolen or vandalized.
Chairwoman Nancy Hunter said they would send these suggested locations to the county next week and get pricing information.
The signs, known as secondary signs because of their size, will cost approximately $250 to $300 each. The grant that the county secured for the gateways signage requires a 30 percent local match.
Hunter said they should find out how much the 24 requested signs would cost by the end of May. She added they could decrease the numbers of signs if it is too expensive.
The trustees expect the green signs, which are cut in the shape of Pleasant Township, will be installed by the end of summer.