The town is getting more beautiful! Thanks to actions by the Board of Selectmen and our Building Inspector many of the signs which have blighted our byways are disappearing. This has been an issue stuck in my craw for some time. See: http://northborough.patch.com/blog_posts/ugliness-update
So I am particularly happy to see progress. There are still errant signs here and there -- the 'buy gold' ones being particulary offensive. When they're gone I'll know the battle is won. Main progress has been by what I call 'Rocky's Plaza' and by Soverign Bank.
What can you do to help this process move along? And keep us from backsliding. For one thing you can call town hall and leave a message for our administrator or building inspector about signs you find offensive. Or post photos on the Patch. In addition to an occasional post on the Patch, my approach is to do regular updates and fire photos off to the Selectmen, BI and TA. We have to be vigalent and keep pressure on.
Another good thing to do is patronize shops in the Rocky Plaza and let owners know how much better it looks now.
Here are just a few pics taken yesterday and today, as well as a couple of reminders of how bad things were.
I now there are die hard capitalists out there who think this is all anti-business, but rules are rules. And sometimes beauty trumps the almighty dollar.