As inidicated in my letter to the Cary News , I think it's a shame that the Carpenter Farm Supply sign is to be torn down. Although the sign is relatively modern and lacking any formal historic designation, some of us feel it contributes to the character of the Carpenter Historic District (a pole sign of some form has stood at this location for about as long as the store has been there...90 years or so).

In fact, my front yard has this:

It's especially galling that at the same time Staff is sending out letters to private business owners to tear down their pole signs or incur fines, government is putting up its own pole signs.

Some have compared the taxpayer-financed signs to Hampton Inn signs. That being the case, don't be surprised if you see something like this on the new pole signs from your friends in Cary government:

:P :P