Montague not moving welcome sign to town hall

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Montague Town Hall

MONTAGUE - It’s staying put.

The electronic sign along Highway 4 welcoming people to eastern P.E.I.’s largest town isn’t going anywhere despite some calls for a relocation.

The town has been asked to move the "Welcome to Montague" sign, which advertises happenings and events, to the front of the town hall on Queen’s Road.

Some residents say it would be a way to improve information visibility for people who live in the community.

“Currently the sign is only to visible for people coming in to the town from the north at the Brudenell end of the road,’’ said chief administrative officer Andy Daggett. “Some would prefer it in front of the town hall.”

However, councillors were reluctant to pull up stakes on the flashing sign.

“I like it where it is,’’ said Coun. Debbie Johnson. “If we want one at town hall, maybe we should consider getting another one?”

Coun. Jim Bagnall said the current location of the sign is the busiest street in Kings County where 15,000 people pass by it every day.

The sign stays put but council agreed to pursue a cost estimate on installing another such device in front of the town hall.

Geographic location: Woodstock, West Prince, St. Anthony Alberton

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