A funding request for a new marquee at the J.B. Wells Park, Arena and Expo was approved in the amount of $29,878 by the Gonzales Convention and Visitors Advisory Board Thursday, Feb. 25.
Parks and Recreation Director Anne Dollery said the current electric sign will not transmit new information— allowing for the message and information to be changed— and that this loses out on an important advertising opportunity for the city.
J.B. Wells committee member Allison Davis and Mayor Connie Kacir, who were in attendance of the meeting, also spoke in favor of replacing the sign
The board will send a recommendation to the Gonzales City Council to approve the sign’s funding at its next meeting on Mar. 11.
In her report to the board as Director of J.B. Wells, Dollery said the arena suffered damage during winter storm Uri. Burst pipes from the sprinkler system have left the facility in need of new ceiling tiles, and with damp insulation.
Dollery also said the venue would soon be hosting a clinic to administer second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the people who had received the first shot at the beginning of February.
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