Village approves IGA for electronic message board

By on December 9, 2011

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for an electronic message board.

The electronic board would replace the sign on the northwest corner of Route 47 and Cross Street. According to the IGA, cost participation and usage rates for the board are as follows: Village of Sugar Grove—$8,000; Sugar Grove Community House—$4,000; Sugar Grove Township—$4,000; Sugar Grove Fire Protection District—$4,000; Sugar Grove Park District—$12,000.

A document from Village Administrator Brent Eichelberger states that the sign’s name panel would say, “Welcome to Sugar Grove” without a logo. The sign will require a variance from the village’s sign code to allow the message center to be in the upper half of the sign, which is necessary because of the wall slated to be installed between Route 47 and Sugar Lane for intersection improvements scheduled for next year.