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Leadership Hudson to develop new corporation signs for the city

By M.A. Ferguson-Rich
Ohio.com correspondent

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There will likely be new corporation limit signs coming to Hudson this year.

Trent Wash and Eric Hutchinson, members of Leadership Hudson, came to the City Council workshop last week, proposing to spend $10,000 on four new signs.

Leadership Hudson is organized and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hudson Clock Tower.

Funds were raised for the proposed project from the first "Race to the Taste", a 5K held last September in conjunction with Taste of Hudson.

Wash and Hutchinson said that the race would be an annual event held to raise funds for city beautification.

The prospective signs would replace signage located at entrances to the city on the east and west sides of state Route 303, and the northern and southern entrances, located on start Route 91.

Council came to a consensus that the group should proceed with its development of a design for the new signs.

Council President Hal DeSaussure encouraged the creation of attractive signs, with a less cluttered look, and suggested possible removal of the organization information. He felt that the city's many organizations could better be promoted on the city website, instead of signs which people "drive by at 35 miles an hour."

Ward 1 representative, Dennis Hanink agreed, suggesting something "clean and classic looking."

Keith Smith, of Ward 4, proposed signs with solar lighting to provide night visibility.

Leadership Hudson will return to council within the next few months, after working with city employees on design prototypes.


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