A large welcome sign along County Road A north of Commercial Avenue may be gone soon after Green Lake City Council voted 3-2 to recommend its removal.  Maic D’Agostino photo
A large welcome sign along County Road A north of Commercial Avenue may be gone soon after Green Lake City Council voted 3-2 to recommend its removal. Maic D’Agostino photo

by Maic D’Agostino
maicd@riponprinters.com

     Even welcome signs can overstay their welcome.

     With a new city sign at the southwest corner of the County Road A and Commercial Avenue intersection, an older “Green Lake Welcomes You” sign near the northeast corner may be on its way out.

     But not everyone on the City Council is sure they want it removed right away.

     The council — down to five members after D’Lene Sandleback’s resignation took effect Dec. 1 — nearly split Monday at its Council of the Whole meeting in a 3-2 vote to recommend taking the older sign down.

     Ald. Diana Galster-Kinas and Ald. George King voted “no” to the proposal.

     Ald. John Smick, Ald. Dusty Walker and Ald. Nancy Wells voted to approve the recommendation, which may be finalized at the council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 11.

      “It’s a nice sign,” Galster-Kinas said prior to the vote.

     King noted he wanted a look at the sign before making a decision and wondered if more input was warranted. ...

     To read the entire story, see the Dec. 7, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.