Shelby Town Hall gets a new sandstone sign

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Mike Fuller, the Shelby highway superintendent, and Town Clerk Darlene Rich stand next to a new town sign made of Medina sandstone. The sign was mounted on the front wall of the town hall last week.

SHELBY – A new sign made of Medina sandstone connects the Shelby Town Hall with the community’s heritage, town officials said.

And the new sign on the Shelby Town Hall looks “beautiful,” a vast improvement over a metal sign that was on the building the previous decade, said Town Councilman Ken Schaal.

“This is history from Medina and it will last forever,” Schaal said.

The town hall, a former Niagara Mohawk building on Salt Works Road, has been used for town officials since about 2000. Town Board members have wanted to use Medina sandstone for a sign, and they had a 4-by-4 piece of stone in storage.

The Town Board and Highway Superintendent Mike Fuller recently decided it was time to use that stone for the sign, rather than have the stone stashed away. The town spent $2,950 to have the stone engraved and then mounted. That price included the cost of adding border stone.

The new sign went up on the building last week. It’s been drawing rave reviews from the public.

“It looks really nice,” County Legislator Bill Eick, a former Shelby town councilman, told the Town Board on Tuesday. “I really appreciate you getting that up.”

The town hall is named for former councilman Lorne McMurray, who pushed the town to acquire and renovate the former NiMo building about 13 years ago. The old town hall has been razed to make room for Aldi’s.