Am I missing something here? Are they really going to put a big lit sign up down at Riverside Park for folks to see on the river? What an incredible waste of money, even if it is someone elses. I really hope i read this wrong.......
TUSCUMBIA — Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford wants to create an identity for his city on the Tennessee River.
On Tuesday, the Colbert County Community Development Committee awarded the city $12,000 to construct a lighted sign that will feature the city’s slogan — “Sheffield: The Center of the Shoals.”
The sign will not be erected along a highway entering the city, but at Riverfront Park.
The committee awarded grants ranging from $200 to $20,000 to schools, volunteer fire departments, police departments and various non-profit organizations. The money is provided to the county through Tennessee Valley Authority in-lieu of tax payments.
“This is very much appreciated,” Sanford said.