$17,849.00 for fluted street poles and decorative double sided street signs?

At the June 2nd city council meeting, The City of Long Beach unanimously approved the purchase of fluted street poles and decorative double sided street signs. I guess we are getting new street signs for every single street, right? Am I right? or are we getting $17,849.00 worth of DO NOT ENTER Signs? That would really cut down on traffic and fix the parking problem. What’s a fluted street pole anyway?

Well, in any case, check out the Brandon Industries website. They have lots of signs to choose from and $17,849.00 is a lot of money to spend on just a few signs. It has to be for every city street. Can somebody clarify?

Going back to my Long Beach Wish List post, I called for a more nautical theme, or at least a more utilization of the blue in those “Long Beach Welcomes You” signs. So I am hoping we’re going to be getting some blue signs that will somehow match those old blue signs along Broadway.

Breaking away from the industry-standard “green” street sign will give us an identity that will further separate us from Town of Hempstead and the rest of Long Island. Well, unless they do the same thing and buy the same stuff… haha. Anyways, So what do you think? Are we going nautical? Colonial? Ye Olde Street signs?



READ: City Council Proceedings for June 2, 2009

5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Fluted Street Poles and Decorative Double Sided Street Signs from the Lowest Responsible Bidder.

The City Manager is authorized to purchase fluted street poles and decorative double sided street signs from Brandon Industries, Inc., McKinney, Texas at a cost of $17,849.00.

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