Is Rotary Sign Being Tuned Out?
Barrette and Walden to draft policy for its use.
Residents are sending a clear message about Westborough’s “portable sign that we seem to have permanently established down at the rotary,” Selectman George Barrette says.
“Nobody likes it, including me, by the way. I think we’re over-using it,” Barrette told selectmen this past Tuesday night.
“It’s a little bit impractical. Nobody looks at it anymore because it’s been there now for six months,” he added.
Selectmen lack a clear policy for the sign’s use, he said.
For that reason, selectmen directed Barrette, at his request, to work with Department of Public Works Manager John Walden to draft a policy for the board’s consideration in the “very near future.”
Barrette said he and Walden would do so “with an eye toward a permanent sign in the very near future.”
He said he and Walden have discussed having a permanent digital sign for town events and “a lot less obtrusive than the trailer” at the rotary. The permanent sign possibly could go near the Westborough Senior Center, “because everybody sits down by the lights at Lyman Street,” Barrette said.
Selectman Timothy Dodd suggested including the use of all emergency notification tools in the new policy.