TROY - A zoning hearing has been scheduled on a sign request from the Troy Area School District.

At this week's regular monthly meeting of Troy Borough Council, borough manager Dan Close told council about the hearing.

Close said that the school district wants to change its sign at the intersection of Taylor and Elmira streets. The location is at the district's administration building.

According to a legal notice, the Troy Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold the meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 in the Allen F. Pierce Free Library in Troy.

In the notice, the board stated that it will review a requested special exception to install a sign greater in size than allowed by ordinance at 30 Taylor St.

When asked for comment, district maintenance director David Blair said the rectangular sign would be placed under the existing wooden sign. The district hasn't decided on an exact size for the new sign.

Blair said that the district plans to make the sign "flow" with the existing architecture of the administration building, so that it aesthetically pleasing.

"That's one of our goals, to make this look as appealing and eye-pleasing as possible," he said.

The district is proposing to erect an LED electronic sign. The sign would be turned off at a certain time each night, sometime around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.

"Public hearings are held for the purpose of the public commenting," Close told council. "A stenographer will take the information; there will be an attorney there. It's very similar to a court action, and that's what will happen."

In other business, council approved a resolution naming Citizens and Northern Bank as trustee of the borough's non-uniformed employees' pension plan trust.

Close requested an executive session to discuss possible litigation regarding the municipal authority.

He said that although the authority is an autonomous group, council needs to be informed about what is happening.

No other information was available.

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