The results are in!
Are Digital Signs Appropriate for our area?
Digital Signs make the area look:
What Digital Signs? (Didn't Notice): 9
Sometimes, the COMMENTS provide more insight than the survey data above. For those that are interested, see below:
You’re kidding me right? This is the issues facing Barrett ? Not the fact there is abandoned stores left and right? Give me a break.
The library sign is poor quality and one of the first things seen when entering the community. The other one at restaurant is small and looks out of proportion on the larger sign.
The signs for the libraty are geared for a closer community. Trying to get everyone involved. And for the pourhouse, does it matter trying to advertise and being more up to date showing specials and everything?!
Since the library and pourhouse signs were installed, their parking lots have been pretty full. I would say the revenue from Pourhouse is great for the township and the special events the library puts on are definitely helping to educate our community. I'd would say in an area that has so many closed business, this seems to be working!
Truthfully, I would prefer to not see them. They don't bother me as much as they do a lot of others but they definitely do take away from the nostalgic charm of this area.
They don't bother me. I find them attractive, bright and colorful. They give an owner of a business the ability to communicate a number of different messages using only one sign which will hopefully cut down on the overall number of signs in the area over time. .
The sign at the Pour House is perhaps a but big, but other than that no e if the signs are an eyesore, an issue, or a problem.
I'm more worried about the condition of our roads
If the electronic sign enhances the business ability to get their word out about events and promotions and can generate the business more income then I'm all for it. As long as they are not gaudy flashing color rope lighting that you see in smoke shop windows. This survey asks basically the same question twice. They are not a pretty carved wooden sign but they are much more functional than a sandwich sign with interchangeable letters.
It takes away from a country town. That’s my feeling.
I like the digital signs and the relatively small size of them. The Library sign is wonderful b/c it will engage more community engagement. I think the township has done well my regulating the size and brightness of them.
Easy to read, allows for more advertising of goings on at the establishments
Bright & distracting.
It’s great and saves businesses money. I’m all for it.
It makes our community look involved and thriving . It makes people aware of events and provides helpful information for our residents e.g. time, temperature, and social functions that they may not be aware of. e.g. book club , movie dates and time.
We should be ashamed for erecting such garbage. It only makes Barrett looks worse than the current empty businesses already do.
Both of them are tastefully done. The issue with our area is we have many, many residents that live in the past. They don't want anything to move forward in our little town or in the Poconos in general. Our town has taken economic hits in recent years there is no doubt about that but staying stagnant or the same will lead to sure death. If "locals" would stop treating "new" people - anyone who wasn't born and raised there, or new ideas like such a horrible thing maybe we would actually make progress towards growing our town again and making it something for everyone to be proud of. The signs are NOT a big deal!
Digital signs cannot be prevented as their is a law on the books in Pa that does not allow a township to prevent them. The township can restrict where they may be placed. Having said that while I do not care for them they can be effective in getting messages out. The sign at the Library has been very effective in this regard.
They are small who cares.
Please stop with this. If people have such an issue with not living in the stone age, they need to go to Alaska and live off the grid. All the people complain about no tourism and no business but the moment one business takes the initiative to change that, the world ends! Stop being hypocritical.
This is the dumbest thing to be concerned about. This town is so worried about a certain image yet the town itself is a struggling disaster.
At first I didn't like the Library sign.. But I will say that it does tell the community about different events happening in the library.
This whole debate is ridiculous.
The signs are tastefully and rustically designed and there for fit in.. if they were obnoxious they would be out of place.
Please don't allow any more digital signs! They look horrible. Look at 611 in Tannersville, was once so cute, now looks like "Little Reno". We have a beautiful mountain community, no need to make it tacky. A great reference for a tourist place would be Mystic, CT. They do not allow digital signs at all. Zoning requires old buildings to be restored, etc. We should follow their model. People flock to it because there are no McDonalds and flashy lights. Its beautiful. Keep Barrett beautiful and charming.
This is a biased question. It should gave included "Neither better nor worse", which I would have chosen.
Business that can afford it go digital, and good for them. I wish I could.
There is no problem with these sings. I will take them over the so call beautiful intersection of 390 and 940
Digital signs make our town look less country and that's why people visit here I have heard this while sitting at the bar from outsiders there for dinner
I do find that electronic signs are hard to read with a busy background.. much easier to read if one color or color on color
I think they are fine if they don't have bright florescent colors in the sign.
Why is this an issue? Why are we trying to legislate inconsequential details about how our community members run their small business? S
As long as they are discrete I like them, not all of us have the time to to go on line to see what's happening, I find them especially the one at the library quite informational.
The glare on the road during rain and fog, combined with the hideous street lights makes it impossible to see while driving, especially when it’s dark out!!
I don’t like them. Too distracting, don’t fit with the aesthetics of our town.
Get over it already!
I think that the signs look completely fine and there are so many other things to be concerned about. The signs make it easier to see whats going on at these facilities. Lights why would that not be appropriate for our area.
Electronic message centers are an eyesore and not in keeping with the character of Barrett Township's natural beauty. They are garish and the glare is a distraction to drivers, especially in low light situations (dawn, dusk, night). An ordinance banning future signs of this type should be seriously considered and establishing "brightness" limits (etc.) for existing signs should be implemented.
I can understand not using the electronic sign in a historical building! But every one else has the right to advertise their company however they want!
These are not even signs, They are basically a giant LED computer screen being controlled by people who have no concept of message transition time or readability at vehicle speed, while they may help the industry that they are intended to help they hurt other industries such as actual sign companies
neither, progression is a part of life, you can maintain history and still have progression. We need that this town is dying right around us
The signs bring Color and live to the own.
I think the abandoned buildings are a bigger issue.
"Leave this type of lighting to the big cities- NY
It's not appropriate for this community.
Also it's like the house in the Oak Ln area that has changing color lights on his roof always on - never off."
Businesses think they need the signs. However the signs say what is already known if folks would read the paper or community posts online. These 2 signs are small so are not too in-yur-face. Do we want to be a small home-based community or do we want to look like 611, which is quite commercial and gaudy?
Who cares! You must grow with the times to stay relevant. Flags, banners and signs should be welcomed if you would like to continue to draw business and ultimately people to our area! Leave the businesses alone.
Seriously small hometown wants to be mt Pocono..your ruining our town
Digital signs are not an issue. Everyone wants to see progress in this town, then they start to get the very beginning stages of it and do not agree with it. (The very beginning stages may I add). You can’t move forward while being stuck in the past. The people want more growth, income, and people in the area but yet complain about signs, tourists, new buildings and color choices. Change is coming whether the “old timers” want it or not, and nothing is going to stop it. Embrace it, change with it, and most importantly use it to your advantage. Start a business (or change your current business model) to take advantage of the change going on around you.
It starts with JUST one.
"I find them to be useless.
I can't read them while driving past them."
As long as they’re small and not too glaring, they are fine and easier to keep the public aware of what’s going on.
There’s far more important things to be concerned about
We are starting to look like 611 it’s awful
They are an eyesore and not well-suited for our rural community. The library sign is a safety hazard and does not match the architecture of the building. If it's going to stay- and it is going to stay- staff needs some training on how to use it. Too many words, font too small to read for the speed limit, can't read it without taking your eyes off the road, poor placement for good line of sight. Poorly planned and executed installation of an ugly intrusion in the community. It detracts from the library- which is one of the most attractive buildings in the community. NO MORE!
Distracting to driver. light is too harsh.
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