Kemah to buy $86,000 electronic sign
Kemah will have a new double-sided electronic sign in the next four to six weeks that will be used for city announcements.
During its meeting last night, City Council approved spending $86,839 from the city's hotel/motel funds to buy the light-emitting diode sign from Houston-based Sparkle Sign Co. Inc., which submitted the lone bid for the project, City Secretary Kathy Pierce said.
The 3-by-10-foot V-shaped sign's casing would have a lighthouse-motif design and be on a 17-foot-6-inch pole at the city's Jimmie Walker Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., she said.
The sign should be installed within six weeks, Pierce said.
This is something that City Council has wanted to do," Pierce said.
The sign will be used for city announcements, Pierce said. Currently, the city relies on its Web site and e-mails for announcements, she said.
There's some people out there that don't have a computer and don't get e-mail," Pierce said.
The community center is ideal for the proposed sign because of the facility's location near intersection of Texas 146 and FM 2094, Pierce said.
That's a good spot," she said. The traffic is slow enough there where you could read it."
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