The poll of residents to help choose the new sign design was meant to be a fun and positive experience to foster community.
Unfortunately, it turned negative and culminated this morning with one individual threatening to sue the Mayor, Board, and Village.
As mayor, I have a fiduciary responsibility to the Village and its residents above all else, and so we made the decision to end the sign vote, and move forward with the Village of Homer design.
There is some flexibility in terms of possibly adding the horse and buggy to the front. The back will say "Blue Pride!" and the sign will be in Trojan Blue with gold letters. (mockups below, but some elements may change when we get the designs back from the RFP, but this is the fundamental sign)
We are sorry for those of you who did not get a chance to cast your ballots. As of 5pm tonight the vote stood at 43 for Sign A, and 29 for sign B. We wish that everyone would have had a chance to weigh in, but we had to make a decision to protect the Village over an informal poll. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy with the sign selected. I’m disappointed that one individual had to ruin allowing the residents to be apart of the selection process.
Makes me sad to see this type of behavior becoming more common. Thanks for taking such great care of Homer, being. Respectful and Responsible Leader and always putting the residents and their needs first and foremost, Mayor McCabe! 👍🏼
Love it & love you including “Blue Pride”!! It’s too bad there is such negativity in the world, even our little corner of it these days 🙁 Great job choosing a nice sign. Thank you for your hard work.
No need for Blue Pride. Blue pride is already motto for our great school.
I love Homer but this sign is cold,boring and certainly doesn’t suggest anything historic. 😞 (IMO)
Here is a good option for the other side! On a serious note, I agree with the no Blue Pride on the sign, that is associated with the school
Hopefully the person that felt it necessary to threaten a lawsuit over a sign is happy. Get a life!
Your vote matters. Stop weighing in on social media, show up and coordinate your voices! And make sure you network with lawyers to know what your options are.
This is the best version. IMHO, don’t need the horse and buggy. Makes is too ‘busy’ with no real added value.
Blue pride is associated with the school, not the village. I like the historic homer with the horse and buggy with the “won’t you tarry a while” like it is now.
I personally associate blue pride with the absolute worst days of my life; high school. The village of homer is way more than the school system. Blue Pride is not the necessary.
Glad you're making an executive decision. Sometimes nonsense just had to end. I do not understand the vehemence & negativity -& personal attack s- about this. Simple is better.
I don,t think you need blue pride in it.
Lawsuit threats? Seriously people it’s a freakin sign 🙄