Divert from wasteful projects for the sign
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