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Brandermill sign improvement plan gets supervisors OK

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

It's official - the massive Brandermill Community sign will stay, with a new look. The controversial sign sits at the intersection of Brandermill Parkway and Old Hundred Road. Six months from now, after about a year of controversy and planning, the sign is finally going to have a new look that meets all the Chesterfield County codes.

A vote by the Board of Supervisors Wednesday night made it official, closing a near year-long discussion on sign regulations in the county.

"We hope that this is going to rectify this whole sign situation that's been going on way too long," said Joan O'Hanley, First Vice President of the Brandermill Community Association Board of Directors.

For a time, the expensive sign was out of compliance because the wording was considered too big on the sign. Wednesday night's vote approved a plan to fix it.

Instead of the word "Brandermill" being flush with the sign like it is now, it will be raised on a panel - with some other information about how to get places in the area. The logo will be a little bit smaller. The sign will include directions to two local schools, and the writing on the sign will be raised.

"It has been a long process, but we're working very closely with the county to make sure it was in compliance," said Brian Kelmar, President, Brooks Gray Sign Company.

Officials say as they're working on the sign, there may be some problems with traffic going around the circle because they may need to close one of the lanes. They say they'll keep that to a minimum and they'll only do one side at a time.

The cost of the changes will be split between the sign company and Brandermill.

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