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It’s a sign! Gull Lake Community Schools sign disappears

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Gull Lake Community School’s electronic sign on M-89 has been gone since the second to last week in August, according to GLHS technology director Tony Nuismer and will eventually be replaced with a new one. The decision to replace the sign has been in the process for years.

“We’ve been monitoring the old sign and discussing its issues for years,”  Nuismer said.

“The sign has been having failing panels since I started at GLCS three years ago,” Nuismer said. “We have replaced many of the panels over the past years and have deemed it not to be cost effective any longer.”

The Facilities Committee and the School Board both played a part in procuring a new sign for the district.

“All decisions of this magnitude are vetted through a committee, in this case, the Facilities Committee and then recommended to the School Board for approval,” Nuismer said.

According to Nuismer, bids were taken in the spring for the replacement of the sign, and the district selected Stewart Signs for the job in May for a price of $23,200.

The electronic sign on M-89 has been gone since the second to last week in August and will be replaced in October. The maintenance department at Gull Lake has been considering a new sign for years. Photo by Zoe Teel.

The new sign will look similar to the old one, and some of the border work for the new sign will be taken from the old.

“The outside border should essentially look the same, but as technology advances the quality of the resolution increases,” he said. “Therefore, the visual display area of the sign will look quite a bit more clear.”

According to Nuismer, the replacement sign was supposed to be installed in August when the old one was taken down, but the new one was the wrong size.

The replacement sign was delivered way back in August as well, but after reviewing the sign, it did not meet the specifications of the bid, particularly in regard to its dimensions,” said Nuismer.

A new sign, with the correct dimensions, is being manufactured right now and should be installed by the end of October.


Annie Thorn
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This is my first year on staff at the Reflection. I enjoy running track and cross country. I also spend a lot of time volunteering at Gracespring and the Richland Community Library. After I graduate this year, I hope to go to college and pursue a career in public history.

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