At their regular April 23, 2013 meeting the Mill Creek City Council authorized City staff to design, review, approve, and construct two new concrete monument signs at Cougar and Hillside parks. Concrete foundations for these signs have already been installed, but will need retrofitting to accommodate the new monuments.
Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, told the City Council that the new monuments will be slightly larger than existing park signs, but will match them very well.
Smith estimates the two new signs will cost $12,200 altogether. He informed the City Council that $12,800 had already been spent this year on the red metal monument signs that were rejected by City Council because of public opinion. He went on to say that the $25,000 total cost was not budgeted this year and a future budget amendment will be necessary to reconcile the expenditures.
Smith said that the red metal monument signs were removed from existing concrete park signs at Heron and Pine Meadow parks as directed by the City Council. He reported that there was no damage to the existing concrete signs, which will be cleaned and repainted at minimal cost.