Proposed City of Vernon signs have been delayed by financial factors.

Proposed City of Vernon signs have been delayed by financial factors.

Costs skyrocket for Vernon signs

City looking at way to proceed with project for gateway signs

Plans for welcome to Vernon signs have hit a financial roadblock.

City council was told Monday that only one quote for the three gateway signs was received and it was four times the $55,000 budgeted.

“We are looking at how to bring the costs down and then go to requests for proposal again,” said Kim Flick, director of community development and engineering.

The situation has created a concern for Coun. Catherine Lord.

“The whole intention was to have them up this year and it doesn’t look like that will happen,” she said.

Earlier this year, council approved a final design for the signs after sending proposed concepts back to staff twice for fine-tuning.

The front of the signs are supposed to have the words Vernon and welcome, and the city’s logo. There will also be an interchangeable banner that allows special events to be promoted.

The rear of the signs are designed to say City of Vernon and come again.