Residents and visitors to Lee’s Summit have a new sign welcoming them to town at Chipman Road and U.S. 50.
The City’s newest monument sign has been erected on the frontage of Green Lantern Car Wash near Summit Fair Shopping Center, 950 NW Chipman Road.
At the Oct. 2, 2014 Lee’s Summit City Council meeting, council members approved a cooperative agreement for construction, funding, operation and maintenance of the gateway monument sign. The agreement between the City and Green Lantern in October started the process of construction of the new signage. Final lettering on the sign was completed in early January.
Green Lantern and the City of Lee’s Summit shared the overall $43,947 costs, with $21,973.50 paid by the City as its share. For the next 20 years, future costs to maintain, repair or replace the monument sign will be handled by Green Lantern, which will also pay for the sign to be illuminated during nighttime hours. The terms may be extended after that time by written agreement of both the City and Green Lantern. Under these terms, Green Lantern owns the sign as well.
“The partnership created with Green Lantern has created an opportunity to move forward with our gateway monument program,” Lee’s Summit City Manager Steve Arbo said. “The curved stone wall with the words ‘Welcome’ and ‘Lee’s Summit’ are symbolic of the spirit of our community. We are grateful for our newest member to the business community and their generous offer to share in the cost of construction and the full responsibility for maintenance and energy costs. We are certainly interested in creating more opportunities to promote Lee’s Summit with our private sector investors.”