In-House Constructed Signage 

By Amber Capps - 
Executive Assistant to the Public Works Director  

Signage exists throughout the community to distinguish between streets, areas of the community, and gates, and to identify speed limits, restricted areas, and more. Some of the signs are constructed in-house (e.g., street signs, stop signs, speed limit signs, etc.). Other signage, like monument and institutional signs (identifying community entrances, gatehouses, etc.), are contracted out due to their size, complexity, and material. 

Signs constructed in-house are made of clear cedar, pressure-treated lumber, and plywood. These signs are designed and carved by in-house staff through a Carve Wright Machine and software maintained by the Public Works Department. All signs completed in-house consist of those on a smaller scale that can be designed and constructed within our current equipment and staff’s capabilities. Almost all signs (contracted signage, too) are installed by our in-house team and funded through the department’s operational budget. 

On average, the Public Works Department constructs 45-to-60 signs a year. Each sign takes approximately two hours to carve on the Carve Wright Machine and then an additional three hours to sand, assemble on a post, paint, and install. In addition to varying sign construction, the department also constructs and installs yard plaques and mailbox numbers for each property within the community. 



Shown are some examples of in-house constructed signage. 

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