Village seeks pride of Baldwinsville

As you enter the heart of Baldwinsville, there is a Pride of Baldwinsville sign highlighting the accomplishments of groups and individuals in the Baldwinsville community.

To encourage greater participation, village officials have eliminated the $200 fee to place a "pride" panel on the village sign. The fee formerly included the cost of making the panel, which will now be the responsibility of the organization wishing to place a "pride" panel on the sign.

"The intention of the 'Pride of Baldwinsville' is to create a sense of pride in the accomplishments of groups and individuals who have worked to make Baldwinsville a great place to live," said Trustee Megan O'Donnell, adding the sign is open to any non-commercial and non-religious organizations such as high school sports teams achieving championship status and local non-profit organizations.

While the time limit for panel display is set for one year, officials prefer to have the sign full at all times (it can hold 16 panels, front and back).

"We will leave panels up longer if they are still appropriate, until a new panel is requested," O'Donnell said.

The sign is currently located between the park benches near the old Baldwin Canal Bridge on Oswego Street. However, village officials are considering either adjusting or moving the sign so the front and rear of the sign are visible to people passing through the village.

"We are looking into relocating the sign so that there will be more visibility," O'Donnell said. "Its current location does not lend itself to being viewed from cars passing by. Our hope is to move it to a location where it will have good visibility from both directions as well as visibility for pedestrians."

If your organization is interested in placing a panel on the sign, contact the village clerks office at 635-3521.

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