Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dock Signs


Several years ago, Lou Schultz, former Long Lake Area Association Board member, developed a plan for lake residents to obtain signage for their docks which would show their Emergency-911 number on the lake.  If you have ever tried to locate an address from the lake, you know how difficult that can be.

LLAA sponsors the dock sign program because it is a safety issue for boaters and residents on the lake, but the association does not profit from it.  Dock signs help people, especially emergency responders, find addresses on the lake.  There was an incident of someone needing help and the sheriff's boat was on the lake but couldn't identify where to go.  If someone calls for help, the water patrol has no way (without dock signs) to identify which area is needing help. 

"Next Innovations" in Walker, MN made our original signs and the Lake Association placed bulk orders when there were sufficient numbers to reach the minimum required order.  A suggestion was made that it would be helpful if the signs were slightly larger and the color more reflective.  As a result, we now have a design which measures 5.75” X 11.75”  The color scheme has remained the same, but is enhanced to make the numbers more visible. The powder coated enamel is on heavy gauge metal, slotted for screws.  Below is a sample of the new sign along with the previous design.

The new signs are available for $20.00 each.  Again, we must meet a minimum order number.  Please send your check to:  Long Lake Area Association, P.O. Box 808, Park Rapids, MN  56470.  Be sure to write “dock sign” on your check and specify the E-911 number you want on your sign and the number of signs ordering.  These signs are also good for placement on your house or other outbuildings.

If you have any questions about the signs, please call Larry Roberts at:  218-732-0118 or email:lrobertsmn@gmail.com.

Dock Signs, Old and New
Submitted by Larry Roberts

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