New LED parts set for Civic Center sign
by Justin Larson
August 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 2019 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The old sign at the Cobb Civic Center, seen here at the intersection of South Marietta Parkway and Fairground Street, is inoperable. Current plans are to replace it within the next two or three months with a new LED sign. In the meantime, a portable sign has been brought in, seen beneath the current sign, to help facilitate messaging about upcoming Civic Center events. <br> Staff/Jeff Stanton
The old sign at the Cobb Civic Center, seen here at the intersection of South Marietta Parkway and Fairground Street, is inoperable. Current plans are to replace it within the next two or three months with a new LED sign. In the meantime, a portable sign has been brought in, seen beneath the current sign, to help facilitate messaging about upcoming Civic Center events.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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MARIETTA — The Cobb Civic Center’s electronic sign, which stopped working three months ago, is expected to be fixed by November.

Contractors will soon be at work replacing the sign’s outdated electronics with a new LED display at a cost of $160,815. Funding will come from the 2011 special purpose local option sales tax, county spokesman Robert Quigley said.

Other than the internals, the 40-year-old center’s sign, which stands at 28 feet, will remain unchanged.

“The electronics in that sign are so old we couldn’t get the replacement parts,” project manager Tom Bills said.

“We’re replacing all those electronics with a modern LED color display.”

While the sign has remained broken, the county has used a mobile electronic sign to provide announcements. The return of the 26-foot-wide sign is important, according to Quigley.

“That sign is placed in a high-traffic intersection,” Quigley said. “It’s a great tool for letting residents know about all the great events at the civic center and theater.”

DeNyse Companies of Douglasville will begin working on the sign in a month, Bills said.

“We’re working on the contracts now with DeNyse,” Bills said. It will take 60 days for the parts to be ordered and installed, according to Bills. Three months after the contract with DeNyse is finished, which will be in the next two weeks, the new sign will be ready.

The $5 million renovations to Cobb’s Civic Center are still slated for 2015 and will start by the end of March. The planned projects include an improved lobby entrance, a new catering kitchen, upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and new technology for vendors.

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