The Mosgiel ''The Pearl of the Plain'' sign in Gordon Rd
will be repainted, but when it will happen is not yet
clear. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Mosgiel's ''Pearl of the Plain'' sign will receive some
The Mosgiel Taieri Community Board had spoken about the state
of the sign and asked Mosgiel and District Lions to look into
refurbishing the sign, board chairman Bill Feather said.
''They [Mosgiel and District Lions] were looking into what
Mr Feather was concerned that the dilapidated sign created a
poor first impression of Mosgiel for those entering from the
Southern Motorway on to Gordon Rd.
It was possible the framework and the sign itself would be
repainted and the signs of the various clubs underneath it
would also be assessed, he said.
The population of Mosgiel used to adorn the sign.
However, ''the community board decided to take the population
aspect of the sign down and not replace it'', he said.
''For census purposes the boundaries [of Mosgiel] are quite a
bit smaller than what you would imagine Mosgiel to be.''
It was decided the population could not be defined, as a
consensus was not reached about where Mosgiel's boundaries
were, he said.
The community board was waiting to hear from Mosgiel and
District Lions to advance work on the sign.
Mosgiel and District Lions president John Bone said he was
''keen to get this project under way soon''.