Task force raising money for second welcome sign

The Greater Weiser Economic Development Task Force is now working to raise funds for the installation of a second city welcome sign. 
 In early September, the group successfully raised its first on the north side of town off Highway 95. Plans include another sign to be erected south of town along the highway and a third to the west where traffic enters the city along the Highway 95 spur from Annex in Oregon.
 Funding efforts are currently centered on the western sign, which task force co-chair Patrick Nauman says have already generated some $3,000.
 “We hope to raise enough funds to get sign No. 2 in this spring,” he told the Weiser Signal American last week. “We’ve already raised about half of what we need.”
 The funds have come simply by word of mouth and from publicity received when the first sign was put in.
 Nauman said donations can now be dropped off at Weiser City Hall, located at 55 W. Idaho St.
 “Anybody can drop off donations to city hall and let them know that it is specifically for the city entrance sign, so if they write a check, they just need to put that in the memo section.”
 All checks, he added, should be made out to the City of Weiser.
 Raising the first sign took about a year, the task force holding a sign contest to determine design followed by construction and months of waiting while it was approved by the Idaho Transportation Department. 
 Josh Foster, of Big Creek Metal Works, won the initial contest and ultimately constructed the sign at his metal fabrication shop.
 The second sign will also need to be approved by ITD.


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