It has been the standard administrative policy of the City of Lakeland to replace all street signposts (the posts in the right of way that hold the street name sign) with “standard” posts, which cost approximately $30.
If a developer, neighborhood group or Homeowners Association choose a more expensive signpost, the City is normally supplied with extra signposts and these are installed in place of the standard signposts so the signposts will match.
The reason for this is that, while a more decorative signpost is always nice, the rest of the city residents should not have to pay for it.
Due to recent questions on this police, the staff is recommending the Board of Commissioners officially adopt the following policy in regard to street signs:
-All street signposts will be replaced with “standard” street signposts; or
-If a signpost (approved by the City) is supplied by a developer, neighborhood association or Homeowners Association is supplied, the City will install that sign in lieu of the standard signposts.
This is scheduled be discussed at the August 28 Board of Commissioners Work Session at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.