Village moves to the LED look

Cache Creek's love affair with neon is beginning to dim.

Cache Creek Council has decided to renovate the large entrance sign at the highway junction, replacing the neon with LED lights – at a cost not to exceed $20,000.

The big sign has been plagued with burned out lights several times since it was installed less than 10 years ago. The company that installed it is no longer in business.

Council has been discussing whether to fix it or renovate it since February after the lights on one side burned out.

“I suggest if we don’t fix it properly, let’s take it down,” said Coun. Darrell Rawcliffe in February. “But I don’t think that would be popular because it’s a nice sign.”

“We should have repaired it months ago,” said Mayor John Ranta. It’s an “outstanding looking sign,” he said, “a signature for the community.”

Council made the decision to go ahead at the Apr. 22 meeting. Councillors wanted to make sure that the neon look of the sign wasn’t lost if they switched to LED lighting before going ahead with the pricey renovation.

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