Bob Squires presented to the District #7 School Board at their last meeting about progress on ordering an electronic display board for school and community events.
The idea for the digital ‘reader’ board was to increase community awareness of school events. It was decided later that the town would provide a place for the board near the Lakeview Fire Department building.
The school board voted to give Squires the final $4,500 he needed to order the display. The Board also decided that an agreement needed to be drawn up with the Town Council to decide what could be posted on the board, and who could post it.
Some discussion was made about the board should be limited to messages by supporters only.
Though this brings the project to the point where the board can be ordered from a company called Daktronics, further labor and/or money will be necessary to install it. Ray Simms, the town manager, also mentioned the sign at the Air Quality meeting on Oct. 24.
It was brought up as another option to keep people informed of restrictions on woodstove use and air conditions. Simms said, however, that he is unsure of whether or not ODOT will have to okay the placement of the sign.