KEYSER - Keyser will soon have two digital signs welcoming people into the city and offering information on what the “Friendliest City in the USA” has to offer.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Keyser will soon have two digital signs welcoming people into the city and offering information on what the “Friendliest City in the USA” has to offer.
At the suggestion of council member William Zacot, the council voted 4-0 Wednesday evening to purchase two 69x35 digital signs at the total cost of $4,370.
One will be placed in the south end of town, for motorists coming north, and will replace the lettered sign on the back on the amphitheater along U.S. Route 220.
The other sign will be placed somewhere near the end of Memorial Bridge, to be visible for those coming into the city from Maryland.
Zacot said the old sign on the amphitheater, used to advertise upcoming events in the city, is falling apart and the wind often blows the letters off.
“We’ve found them all the way down to the Candlewyck,” he said.
In addition to advertising events within the city, Zacot said the digital signs could be used by businesses wishing to advertise as well.
By charging a nominal fee to advertise on the signs, he said they would “pretty much pay for themselves in about a month and a half.”
The company Zacot wishes to order them from is from California, and council member Terry Liller asked how the city would handle any maintenance issues that might arise.
“If there’s a major problem, we’d just ship it back,” Zacot replied.
Zacot then made a motion to purchase the signs, and Mike Ryan seconded it.
The motion carried 4-0, with council member Eric Murphy absent.