The Community LED Sign is located at the 12th Street and Virginia Avenue intersection. The sign includes community and non-profit information for the public to see while walking or driving through downtown.
LED Sign Policy
To establish rules regarding requests for information placed on the Community LED Sign.
Non-profit community and civic groups located in Bessemer City may request announcements be placed on the electronic sign.
Schools, churches, and service organizations will be allowed to post fundraising events only. Congratulatory notices for Bessemer City School student or athletic achievements, city sponsored functions, and any other announcements the city deems appropriate may be posted.
In the event of an emergency, the city has the right to suspend all messages and use the sign for emergency purposes only.
No personal requests will be posted on the electronic sign, i.e., birthdays, engagements, weddings, etc. Furthermore, no advertising will be posted on the sign.
Requests will be placed on the one week prior to the event date, if appropriate notification of the event is given. The City has the sole discretion to accept or reject the organization accordingly to fit the sign design. In the event there are several requests for any given time period the requests will be posted on a first come-first serve basis.
It will be the responsibility of the City Administration office to manager and submit messages to the electronic sign. If there are any questions regarding whether or not a group requesting use of the sign is authorized per this policy, or regarding the content of a message, the City Manager will make a decision regarding the request.
HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUESTS:
Sign messages may be placed on the electronic sign by completing the request form below, calling City Hall at 704-629-5542 or by submitting the required information two weeks in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests should include the following:
- Contact Person
- Telephone Number
- Email Address
- Date of Event
- Type of Event
- Time of Event
- Location of Event
- Date(s) Message Should Appear on Sign
- Content of message
Messages appear best with four lines per screen. There is a two screen maximum per message. Characters per line vary depending on the font size messages appear best with 17 characters per line.