Village Hall LED sign would distract drivers
To the Editor:
Many years ago, a previous council voted to place a sign in front of Village Hall to announce leaf pickups, recycling dates, meetings, etc. There was serious opposition, and some classic and funny letters to the editor of newspapers. The council relocated the sign to the Recycling Center where residents can take a minute to read it. The objections to a sign then are the same as this misguided proposal to place an LED sign in front of Village Hall.
Because people can park in front of Village Hall or the library, there are always cars leaving and arriving in parking spaces, as well as exiting and entering the Village Hall/library lot. With the King’s shopping center and general traffic along Maple, it takes concentration to drive there, especially at night. Now, to add a flashing sign will only add to the distraction.
We have signs all over town announcing leaf pickup schedule and street closings; these are temporary signs but distracting nevertheless. Drivers are distracted enough, between cell phones, people rushing across the streets, poor visibility during storms, etc. We have people being hit by cars, cars hitting poles, cars hitting each other. We don’t need more permanent distractions. Perhaps the council will reconsider this idea before someone is seriously injured.