New welcome signs are being installed at the entrances to Vernon.

New welcome signs are being installed at the entrances to Vernon.

Welcome to Vernon signs don’t make the grade

The signs are currently being installed at the entrances to the community

Vernon’s welcome signs continue to generate controversy.

The signs are currently being installed at the entrances to the community, but not everyone is impressed with how they look.

“They don’t float my boat much,” Coun. Juliette Cunningham told city staff Monday.

“I hope with lighting they will stand out because right now, they don’t.”

Coun. Scott Anderson says there has been considerable debate on social media about the signs.

“Some people like it but a majority don’t,” he said.

The front of the signs will 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 will say City of Vernon and come again.

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

And in June, council was informed that only one quote for the three gateway signs was received and it was four times the $55,000 budgeted.

The current costs for the three signs have not been itemized yet.