BRITT — Motorists traveling into Britt are now being greeted in a new way.

That comes after the Britt City Council in early August approved a quote from LeDoux Signs of Mason City for no more than $5,000 to design two new welcome signs to replace the deteriorating ones on the city’s south and west entrances.

The new signs were installed on the corner of First Avenue Southwest and Main Avenue South and the intersection of U.S. Highway 18 and Fifth Street Northwest in late August.

“They look really nice,” said Paul Verbrugge, city councilman.

Mayor Ryan Arndorfer said the old welcome signs were weathered and falling apart, so the city decided earlier this year that it’d be best to replace them with new ones. The new signs use the city’s centennial logo, which was voted on by members of the community last year.

“I have to say I was surprised that I haven’t seen anything negative yet,” he said. “I think they turned out quite nicely.”

But the city isn’t stopping there. It’ll also plans on replacing other welcome signs within Britt.

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the city council unanimously approved a quote for $12,321 from Nagle Signs Inc. from Waterloo to replace the city’s welcome sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway 18 and Main Avenue North across from Casey’s General Store.

Arndorfer said the sign, which will also feature the centennial logo, will stand 11 feet tall in the existing rock bed and be lit within.

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