Upper Arlington puts used street signs up for sale

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UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (WCMH) — We all know of people who have street signs in their basement, entertainment area, and even in their garage. Typically, we do not ask them how they got it, instead we read it and ask them why it is important to them. The city of Upper Arlington takes the awkwardness out of that situation.

“It’s a good way to avoid. Period. You don’t have to climb up that pole to try to get it down yourself,” said Upper Arlington Performance Analyst Katy Reese.

Now, you can obtain a sign that is important to you without needing to avoid the question of, “Where’d you get IT.” 

“You just check our inventory online, order it, and you just pick it up,” Reese explained.

Upper Arlington put the used signs online for purchase.  There are blue memorial signs, regular green street signs, and orange construction signs. Plus there are centennial banners available.

“As our street signs age or if they are damaged, we have to replace them,” said Reese. “We see a big upswing in sales traditionally around Christmas time.“

The sale offers the city and residents a number of benefits. If the city recycles the signs, it would get a whopping $.20 per sign. Now it can offset some of its budget from the sale. Plus, you can be legit when owning one.

Most of the sales have come through word of mouth. Neighbors do talk, after all. So, you could give them something to talk about by buying one of the signs and tell them an embellished story about how you got it. What is important to know, there are rules that come with the purchase. You cannot display the sign in public in a way that could be confusing to motorist or the public in general. If you do, they will confiscate your prized possession.

Below is a list of signs and prices take from the city’s shopping website.
BANNERS

  • Small Banners (24” x 36”) in red, gold and white: $40.00 SOLD OUT
  • Medium Banners (30” x 58”) in red, gold, blue and white: $50.00
  •  Large Banners (36” x 60”): $60.00 (This banner will not be available for pickup until February 1, 2019. We will send a reminder when your order is ready.)
  • One Extra Large Banner (93” x 143”) in white: $75.00 

STREET SIGNS

  • $29 for signs that are 24″ X 6″ up to 30″ X 7″
  • $37 for signs that are 36″ X 6″ up to 36″ X 10″
  • $45 for signs that are 42″ X 10″ or larger
  • $39 for signs that are 60″ x 12″
  • $49 for signs that are 72″ x 18″ 

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