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Township planning to charge not-for-profits, businesses to post info, ads on electronic sign

A policy containing rates for adding messages to the electronic sign installed on the west side of the Bruce Barton Fire Hall was introduced to Champlain councillors at its committee of the whole meeting held on March 5, 2019 at Champlain Township.

The draft policy would see organizations located within Champlain Township pay $15 to have an event or message on the sign for seven days; the cost would be $20 for 14 days and $50 for one to three months. For organizations not located within Champlain Township, the cost would be $40 for 7 days, $50 for 14 days and $100 for one to three months.

Businesses located within Champlain Township can also take advantage of advertising on the sign. The cost for businesses would be $75 for seven days, $100 for 14 days, $150 for six months and $270 for one year. For businesses not located in Champlain Township, the cost would be $100 for seven days, $125 for 14 days, $175 for six months and $315 for one year.

Champlain Township residents would pay $50 for three days of having a message or event installed on the sign while non-residents would pay $75 for three days.

Champlain Township Director of Parks and Recreation Lisa Burroughs said that the township can accept as many messages as it wants to, and that she has a software program that converts the text into a jpg image to be displayed on the sign.

L’Orignal councillor André Roy suggested finding a better place for the sign. Councillor Jacques Lacelle agreed.

Vankleek Hill councillor Peter Barton pointed out that funds were approved for the Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant Association, which wanted to install a type of electronic signage in the green space next to the post office, pending completion of that project.

Longueuil councillor Violaine Tittley said that in Lachute, access to an electronic sign at the entrance to the town was free of charge for non-profit groups.

The sign policy will be presented to council for review and/or approval at its regular meeting on March 12, 2019.

 

Louise Sproule

Publisher at The Review
Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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