Di­vert from waste­ful projects for the sign

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Pay­ing for the giant Hamil­ton sign

I would like to do­nate $50,000-$100,000 of al­ready col­lected tax­payer money, soon to be wasted on an un­nec­es­sary project by the city, and di­rect it to­ward the Hamil­ton sign. That is the es­ti­mated cost of re­plac­ing 14 or so per­fectly good ef­fi­cient rub­ber speed humps with con­crete ones.

The rub­ber speed humps, in­stalled for a few years, look like new, slow and calm traf­fic and are eas­ily un­bolted and re­placed when road or sewer work is re­quired. Along with the added cost of in­stalling con­crete speed humps, road re­pair will re­quire jack ham­mer­ing and re­pour­ing.

The ad­di­tional waste­ful cost of plac­ing a sec­ond sign on speed hump sign poles through­out Hamil­ton telling plow driv­ers to lift their blade could also be put to­ward a Hamil­ton sign. Redi­rect­ing money from a few other waste­ful projects would stop us from look­ing like beg­gars, for our city sign. Car­rie Ni­chol­son, Hamil­ton

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