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City Street Signs Now for Sale at City Hall; Act Fast to Get Your Own

After replacing many of the street signs in the city with larger signs that include the city's Woody logo, City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to sell old signs to the public.

Earlier this year new street signs were installed on main roadways in the city of Imperial Beach that include the city's Woody logo. The old signs are now for sale at $25 per sign.

Calls and orders for the old street signs are already coming into City Hall, said City Manager Gary Brown, who called this an unusual way of disposing of old city property, but the public has shown great interest in purchasing the signs.

"Some of the people have a particular street sign they want and Ms. Posada is keeping track of who is calling and what they want," Brown said. "City Hall is handling it, just as it handles the sale of the Imperial Beach T-shirts with the city logo. The rough part is they seem to be very popular and might go pretty quickly."

Brown estimated there are approximately 130 old street signs for sale. If all are sold it will raise $3,250.

To reserve and order street signs, call Michelle Posada at 619-423-8303.

Replacing signs across the city will cost $12,000 and will be implemented over the next couple of years. Adding the Woody logo cost an additional $4,000, said Public Works Department director Hank Levien in March.

Councilwoman Lorie Bragg introduced the idea in March when council voted to replace the signs and invited local residents who have good ideas to come forward.

"Candy Unger has offered her time to us," Bragg said. "And would like to help us sell or inventory the signs. I wanted to thank her and to encourage other residents that would like to get involved to do so. If there is a certain passion that you have, please step forward. We would like to partner with you."

Paul Gallegos August 19, 2011 at 04:31 PM
Any chance that someone could tell me what is my correct street name? One of the signs says Grainger while another says the street is Granger. Any ideas?
Mitchell D. McKay August 19, 2011 at 07:43 PM
having grown up in Nestor since 1963 and having lived most of my adult life in Imperial Beach (at least since 1985), I recall that specific street as having always been spelled "Granger" (which I guess could be phonetically spelled "Grain-ger")...maybe its time for a spell-checker down at the City sign factory?!?!?
Mitchell D. McKay August 19, 2011 at 07:47 PM
I was down at City Hall yesterday afternoon reserving my favorite Imperial Beach street signs...Left my street sign selections, name and cell number with "Erica" (sitting in for Michelle Posada) and I hope to get a return call soon...I think this is an excellent idea and had mentioned it in a response to an article regarding the new City logoed street signs here on the Patch website back in early March...maybe Lorie Bragg regularly reads the Patch as well...???
Mitchell D. McKay August 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Received a call from Michelle yesterday that one of my Street sign choices was immediately available and the other may show up in the near future...Success!

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