REDINGTON SHORES – The town’s commissioners want to give people here a message. Literally.
At their Sept. 26 workshop, Redington Shores leaders agreed to request bids for an LED message board that would be erected along Gulf Boulevard outside Town Hall. The sign would be similar to the ones in nearby Madeira Beach and Indian Rocks Beach and would feature rotating messages.
“I like what they use it for on Indian Rocks Beach – where they share information about things such as what’s not allowed on the beach,” Commissioner Michael Robinson said.
Mayor MaryBeth Henderson said such a sign would be ideal for emergency situations, such as a hurricane evacuation.
“It would be nice to have something where people know they can look for quick information,” she said.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Jeff Neal had another idea for a message.
“It should say ‘no speeding,’” he said with a laugh.
Commissioner Tom Kapper, however, expressed concern over the growing sign clutter along the boulevard.
“It’s starting to look like Vegas,” he said. “The smaller the sign, the better.”
The town is considering one that’s 3 feet by 8 feet, “at the largest,” Robinson said.
Robinson said the town’s expecting to spend roughly $30,000, calling that amount “a guess.”
“We’ll see what the bids look like,” he said.