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Waste Watch: Cedar Park Council Approves Money For New Signage
New "gateway" signs are coming to Cedar Park, but not as many as originally expected. The marquees will be installed at two entrances to the city.
In the end, the city council is taking a more conservative approach, purchasing two signs instead of five.
One of them will be at the intersection of Sam Bass Road and RM 1431.
The council voted in 5 to 1 in favor of spending up to $200,000 to purchase two of the signs. The city's economic development director believes the signs will help put the growing suburb on the map.
"They really present an opportunity for us to market the city some more, and it's really about community development," says Phil Brewer, the economic development director for the city.
Funding for the two signs comes from a half-cent sales tax which must be used for community development projects.
Brewer expects the upfront costs to pay off in the long run. "We want to make sure people know when they're in Cedar Park and they're welcomed in Cedar Park and we'd like for them to come shop, maybe see a concert," he says.
If these signs are a success, the council can vote to purchase additional ones.
By Alex Boyer