The City of Platteville received a grant from the Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., to support the Platteville Welcomes You Sign Project.
The focus of this project is to provide residents and visitors a durable, timeless and welcoming sign as they enter the City of Platteville. The previous wood signs that serve this purpose had been purchased and installed in 1997. Over time these signs have become dated and severely deteriorated. One of those signs is still standing, on Business 151/Grant County D South.
A sign committee of community members was developed by former City Manager Larry Bierke to support this project. The goal of the committee was to provide the community with a clean, timeless, durable, attractive, and welcoming sign at the most commonly used entrances to the city. A monument style with a base made of stone that can be found in the area was ideal. The sign design has a welcoming font and elements to signify what the community represents. The sign will be lit so it can be viewed at night.
This grant is made available from the Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund. Grants from the Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund have supported the arts, education, environment, health and human services, and historic preservation.
For more information on how you can support the community through the Platteville Community Fund, contact Barb Daus, 778-3344, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nathan Curry, email@example.com, or go to www.cfsw.org.