Corbin H. Crable
The city of Edgerton has a new logo for its banners, letterhead, business cards – and, eventually, a city flag.
The Edgerton City Council approved a design by local resident Matt Todd at its July 22 regular meeting. Todd’s design was one of several submitted to the Edgerton Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee in the late spring. The committee voted to recommend Todd’s logo, and the city council approved it, pending small design changes.
The logo prominently features the historic Bank of Knowledge building and its high, arched windows, with a tree to the right side of the building. Below the Bank of Knowledge, a railroad track – symbolizing the city’s long relationship with the railroad itself – weaves through the design. In the lower left-hand corner of the logo sits a compass with an outline of the county’s boundaries, representing Edgerton’s status as the “southwest cornerstone of Johnson County.” Finally, the word “Edgerton” appears on the logo in an ornate, cursive script.
After receiving feedback from the council, Todd submitted to the governing body seven versions of his logo, each with slight changes. The council unanimously voted to approve one of the earlier designs.
Todd has his own ties to the council – he is council member Ken Gillespie’s nephew. Gillespie abstained from voting on the logo because of his ties to Todd.
Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts, after the vote, suggested that Todd leave room on the logo for a city slogan, which is yet to be determined.
In other business, the council:
• adopted a resolution detailing administrative regulations for the rental of the Edgerton Community Center. According to the resolution, residents must pay $150 to rent the building, and nonresidents must pay $200. Those fees include a $50 deposit.
• adopted a resolution outlining regulations for block parties and temporary street closures. Those residents who wish to close off portions of city streets for the purposes of a block party must submit an application to the city no fewer than 15 days before the event is to take place. Applications for the block party or temporary street closure will cost $25 and must be approved by the governing body. The city will waive the application fee for nonprofit organizations.
The city council will next meet for a special council meeting and work session to discuss Edgerton’s fiscal year 2011 budget at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Community Center, 404 E. Nelson St.
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