PTC to consolidate signs

Peachtree City officials have conducted an exhaustive review of city signs, ranging from “no littering” signs to traffic signs and the monument signs indicating each major city complex.

In some locations, the city has far too many signs in what Community Services Director Jon Rorie called “sign clutter.” The theory is those signs will be consolidated in the future, Rorie told the city council at a workshop meeting Tuesday night.

In other locations, the city will be installing “destination signs” such as at the former recreation administration building, which is being renovated to host expanded programming for senior citizens.

Rorie also unveiled a new type of sign planned by Peachtree City officials is designed to serve as a “gateway” welcome at the city’s borders. The first installation of such a sign will come in the future with the development of The Gates subdivision on Ga. Highway 74 south.

The gateway signs will mimic the classic look of the “civic” welcome sign erected by the Peachtree City Rotary Club at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and 74, Rorie said. The proposal is for the signs to have the large peach graphic

Another new type of sign has cropped up in the city, the wayfinding signs which are designed to show out of town visitors how to get to the city’s amphitheater and BMX track.

The city also has an issue with aging signs, too, Rorie noted. Many of the monument signs, which are at the main entrance to all city facilities, need to be spruced up with paint. Other monument signs will need to have shrubs removed which have blocked parts of the sign, Rorie noted.

Then there is the tall, skinny and distinct wooden sign for the city’s industrial park, which has so much wear and tear that it needs to be simply taken down, Rorie said.

The industrial park sign won’t be replaced because it is too costly, Rorie said.

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