City to soon have directional signage

November 21, 2012

The directional signage approved some time ago by the Granbury City Council may soon be in place around the square and other areas in the historic district.

City Manager Wayne McKethan said the signs will be put up once the Commissioners Court gives the green light. It is the county, not the city, that owns the property around the courthouse on the square.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Berry said Monday that County Judge Darrell Cockerham is waiting on a thumbs up from the county attorney and also the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Berry, whose precinct encompasses the square, said he likes the signs – especially since they will direct visitors to local points of interest.

McKethan first proposed the signage to the City Council last December as something that would be beneficial to tourists and local businesses alike, as well as providing additional revenue to the city.

Businesses will pay to be listed on the directional signage, and the sign company – Baker Clear View Operating – will give the city 20 percent of the ad revenue. As well, the city will have 20 percent of the sign space. The space will be used to direct visitors to municipal buildings, parks, museums or other points of interest. The signs will have the city’s logo.

Baker Clear View Operating is providing the signs and also handling the installation and maintenance.

McKethan said there will be 25 signs in three different styles. They will be placed on the square, in the historic district, and other areas around town, including Highway 377. Signs along the highway will have bigger planks and reflective materials. McKethan said the city’s share of ad revenues could be put into a fund to promote festivals or other events.

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