GIRARD — The Crawford County Commission revisited discussion about a historical sign at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Girard City Administrator Chris Weiner attended the meeting to discuss a sign from an old filling station in Girard. During early construction of the Girard Streetscape Project in February, the sign was removed at the request of Mission Construction to avoid damaging it during installation of new sidewalks.
Mission contacted the county, and the sign was taken to the Crawford County Historical Museum for safekeeping. Weiner reported Monday that the Friends of Historic Girard, who originally wanted the sign, would like the sign back. The group is currently refurbishing an old church to open as the Girard Historical Museum.
“The museum group has someone lined up to sandblast and repaint the sign,” Weiner said. “I spoke to Amanda Minton, the executive director at CCHM and she said it would not be a problem to give it back.”
Weiner said the group hoped to have the sign refurbished and on display for Girard’s fall celebration.
Commissioner Carl Wood said he would double check with Minton and arrange a time for the Friends of Historic Girard to get the sign.
Weiner thanked all three commissioners for the work they had done together during his tenure in Girard. Weiner’s last day as city administrator is scheduled for Thursday. A chamber coffee and farewell will be hosted at the Girard City Office from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
In other business, the commission announced its regular Friday meeting will be Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. The commission will use part of the time to meet with the county’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Representative Cristy Mitchell.
Next week, the commission will have its first regular meeting Monday, after canvassing votes from the City of Pittsburg special sales tax election, which took place Tuesday.
The commission tabled approval of new zoning and subdivision regulations until the Monday meeting.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.