When Bridgeville’s summer newsletter was mailed to residents a month ago, borough officials were eager to get input on which of two new “Welcome to Bridgeville” sign designs the community liked best.
The winning design will be featured prominently on Washington Avenue, and several smaller signs will decorate other roadways in the borough. These will be the first impression motorists get of Bridgeville.
After the newsletter arrived in mailboxes, community response was underwhelming. The borough received around 12 votes.
In other words, .2% of the community had an opinion on this.
But borough officials kept trying to get feedback. They solicited opinions from virtually everybody who was involved with local government.
When it came time last night to finally choose a design, council took an on-the-spot poll of the 15 or so residents in attendance.
A metal edifice atop a red brick base with the word “BRIDGEVILLE” spelled out in plain, stark font. Based on the artists rendering, it appears to be 4 or 5 feet tall.
Two black posts support a white sign 10 feet in the air, with “Welcome to the Borough of Bridgeville” printed a black, serifed font with silver outlining.
A majority of the residents present voted for option number one.
So did council.
Next up, the Post-Gazette reports is funding the new signs:
“We can now look at grants and asking industries and businesses in town to help contribute money. This is a long-term project that will take a while,” said [borough manager Lori Collins].