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Leadership Shelby County street sign project closing in on funding goal

A Leadership Shelby County project to install Golden Bear street signs in Shelbyville has enough funding to place an order.

Ashley Livezey, one of seven men and women pursuing the street sign project, appeared before the Shelbyville Board of Works Tuesday morning to provide an update.

“We have almost $5,000 now and we still have funds coming in,” she said.

The plan is to install as many street signs featuring the Golden Bears logo as possible around the city.

The Leadership Shelby County group has identified 37 intersections for street sign replacement. Many of those intersections have either two or four signs.

Signs nearest the high school along Miller St. and McKay Road as well as major thoroughfares like Broadway are slated for the first signs. Discussions must still take place with INDOT for intersections that are under the state’s control.

The “final” design of how the street signs will look is not yet completed. Livezey stated the group is still seeking input from city officials before the product is finalized.

One option is a gold sign with black trim and black lettering to model after the school colors of Shelbyville High School.

A second option would be to make the signs similar to new street signs in downtown Shelbyville that have a white background with black lettering.

Once the design is finalized and a vendor is chosen to make the signs, Livezey anticipates the city’s street department will start installing the signs within two weeks of delivery.

Livezey’s group is still accepting donations for the project. Street signs are $37 each or $75 per intersection.

“The more money we raise, the more intersections we can do,” said Livezey.

Donations can be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 501 N. Harrison St., and earmarked for the Leadership Shelby County street sign project.

Or, contact Livezey at Ashley@compass-insurancegroup.com.

Other members of the Leadership Shelby County group working on the street sign project are Tony Ricketts, Kali Moore, Ali Brunner, Kent Huber, Carlos Rivera and Amber Hinkle.

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