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Grand Island Town Board approves welcome sign

The Grand Island Town Board approved a design for a new welcome sign on Monday, but did not approve funding the project, which could cost as much as $7,000 to build and install.

The sign, which would feature an eagle on the edge of the Niagara River, was designed by Tom Proctor, a Grand Island artist who does sign designs for New York State, said Supervisor Nathan McMurray.

The sign will be seen as vehicles exit from the Thruway onto Grand Island Boulevard.

Councilman Michael Madigan said he would like the town to put the funds into the 2018 budget before moving forward on the project.

McMurray said the town should be able to find money in its contingency budget or through its economic development agency.

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