From time to time, the Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association undertakes a special project aimed at improving some aspect of life in our neighborhood. Replacement of our street signs and creation of a trash collection district are two recent examples. Creation of this website is another.
Meadowbrook Street Signs
The green painted wrought iron street signs identifying Meadowbrook streets are owned and maintained by the Meadowbrook Association.
In the fall of 2005, the directors observed peeling paint and rust on some of the street signs. All of the street signs were then assessed and it was found that 32 signs were in need of repair and seven signs were missing. Records revealed that the signs were last painted in 1994. Margaret Bogumil and Loretta Kloda volunteered to collect information, get estimates, make recommendations and follow through on the project.
Tom Low, Brighton's Commissioner of Public Works, told us that the Town must take down and put up all signs. They do this without any fees and can do the work at any time of the year. Streets would be without signs while the signs were being refurbished. Directors responsible for this project in the past cautioned us that it is best to avoid having the signs down at the start of the school year in September.
Four vendors were asked to provide an estimate and in March 2007 a vendor was selected. The funds available in our Treasury were insufficient to do all the work at once, so the board decided to divide the project into two phases:
- Phase 1:
Sandblast, prime, paint and apply reflective vinyl tape to all 32 signs
- Phase 2:
Replace six missing signs
Phase 1 was undertaken during the summer of 2007. The signs were removed the week of June 25, 2007 and returned by the vendor August 1, 2007. Shortly afterward they were installed at the appropriate street. Total cost was $3456.
Phase 2, the replacement of six missing signs, was completed during the first week of August, 2008.