Linden IDB

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2007

considers new sign for Industrial Park


LINDEN &8212; The prospect of a new sign for the Industrial Park was up for discussion at Linden&8217;s Industrial Development Board.

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Board member Pat Dixon has done some preliminary research to determine what cost there will be for a new sign and also what design it will be. After consulting similar signs in surrounding areas, including Demopolis, Dixon discussed the project with a local sign manufacturer.

Before the board can make any more progress, however, they must first consider where the sign will be placed. With the impending development of the Highway 43 bypass in Linden, the routes to get to the Industrial Park may change. Therefore, a sign they construct now may need to be taken down and placed somewhere else in the future.

The board voted to pursue more information on the project, including an estimate on cost and also a firm assessment of where the sign will go.

They did decide to apply to receive at least two more state signs that will direct people to the site of the Industrial Park.

Another development discussed at the meeting was the prospect of the Cajun Valve company building a location in Linden. According to board member Charles Ballas, they are very interested in the area.

Currently, however, the company is still doing some research to determine whether or not Linden will become their next site.

Today, the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce is hosting an expo in Thomasville. The board had originally discussed putting together something on behalf of the businesses in Linden, but ultimately decided if businesses were interested, they were welcome to make arrangements for the expo.

Also discussed at the meeting was the prospect of a Phase II of Scott Park. This phase would include facilities for other sports including archery. The board voted to give Pat Dixon the authority to pursue funding options for the possible project.