Lynn Theater patrons may soon be bathed under the bright glow of new LED lights. GEDC voted unanimously to authorize board president Dewey Smith to enter into a contract with National Signs for the repair of the marquee at the Lynn Theater. The board chose an LED option for the sign and marquee.
The selection was made following a brief demonstration of two LED products by National Signs representative Allen Sawyer. The more expensive option featured solid casing, while the other was more malleable. GEDC opted for the more inexpensive option citing no discernable difference between the appearance.
“It’s a good attention getter,” board member Tommy Cox said. “This is a focal point for downtown.”
The selected option is quoted as costing $75,550 and features a three-year warranty. The board also left open an option to add a sequential light ladder to the project. Sawyer is expected to return to the July meeting with a quote for sequential lights.
The board set July 8 as the public hearing date for the project. The project must receive approval from city council before moving forward. There is a 60-day public comment period for the project which began today. No funds are to be released for the project until the public comment period has ended.
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