Sign near library updates happenings in Shaler
Shaler Township has a new way to communicate with residents.
At the end of September, Atlas Sign Group installed an electronic messaging sign at Shaler North Hills Library, which replaced the previous ground monument sign and now carries announcements of township events.
Township officials purchased the $33,800 sign from Stewart Signs through a grant from Verizon, which carries the township's public educational government channel.
“The goal is to help municipalities promote communication and open government,” said Tim Rogers, township manager.
“So our thought was to put up a sign to communicate with residents.”
The Shaler North Hills Library staff manages the sign and computer system, which is housed in the library building.
Sharon McRae, library director, said the staff is learning the capabilities of the sign's computer program and has set up the sign so the frames and messages stop rotating from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and only a stationary seasonal graphic is illuminated.
The sign will display information about upcoming events hosted in the township by the local government, police department and emergency medical service, as well as community organizations, the library and the school district.
McRae said the public response of the new sign has been very positive, and the library staff is excited to be stewards of the sign.
“We're very fortunate they chose us as the sight to put it on,” McRae said. “Anything is better than standing out in the rain and snow and putting letters in that (old sign).”
Community groups can contact Sherry Martin at the township municipal building at 412-486-9700 for more information about getting a message on the sign.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Photo Gallery: Hanukkah dinner at McCandless temple
- Photo Gallery: Marshall’s ‘Brunch with Santae_SSRq
- Proposed housing plan in Ross tabled after residents speak out
- Banking program aims to make Shaler Area students fiscally responsible
- North Hills principal aims to make world ‘a better place’
- Photo Gallery: North Hills High School gingerbread houses
- Shaler-based organization offers help for single mothers
- Program offers Pine-Richland students look at career options
- Shaler Area reaches contract agreement through June 20, 2019 with superintendent
- West View property-tax rate holds steady
- North Hills High School book drive nets 1,083 items