Friday, November 26, 1999
Senoia squabble with Post Office over sign

Coweta Editor

The city of Senoia is hoping the feds will have a sympathetic ear when it comes to signs in the historic east Coweta town.

Mayor Joan Trammell told the council Monday night that she had received a request from the Senoia Post Office about placing new signs around the building.

One of the signs would rise 18 feet in the air and be illuminated, which troubled Trammell.

“I just don't see the need for that sign,” she said.

While the post office does not have to adhere to the city's sign requirements, Trammell said a representative of the federal agency called her and asked her for the town's recommendations on potential signs.

The mayor showed the council pictures of post office signs in Newnan and Peachtree City, which were considerably smaller and mounted on the ground, and said she would like to see that type of sign in Senoia.

Trammell said she especially like the Peachtree City sign, which was made out of stone, and asked the council for suggestions.

Councilman Kyle Frank agreed the Newnan and Peachtree City signs were more to his liking, but suggested the mayor follow the guidelines of signs that were currently being developed by the city's Downtown Development Authority for entrances into the city.

Trammell and the other council members unanimously supported Frank's idea, but the mayor pointed out the Post Office could still erect the bigger sign.

“They don't have to listen to our suggestions,” she said.

In other news, the council agreed to pay for materials to have city workers build a movable stage for the city. In the past, the city has used a flatbed truck to stage such events as the lighting of the Christmas tree, but Trammell wanted to have something the city could use for future events instead of attempting to “dress up” the flatbed.

The stage should be ready for this year's lighting of the tree, which is set for Dec. 4.

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