CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Town Board approved the purchase an electronic sign that will be placed near the entrance of the Clifton Common that will highlight the achievements of young adults in the community as well as local men and women who are excelling around the country.
The board allocated $14,845 for the purchase. Visitors to the common will see the sign as they enter the main entrance off Vischer Ferry Road.
Some examples of people or groups that will be recognized on the sign include athletes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, championship teams, schools valedictorians, Youth Court leadership and other instances of outstanding achievement or leadership.
The sign will also highlight past achievements as well as recent accomplishments. All past high school championship teams will be featured on a regular basis.
In addition to a championship team or Eagle Scout that may be featured during the year, the Town Board will also feature the accomplishments of former local athletes who are now professionals.
Currently, there are multiple Shenendehowa High School graduates playing sports professionally and the sign will reflect their statistics on a regular basis. Clifton Park students attending Niskayuna High School or private schools will also be included in the program.
“The new sign will celebrate the achievements of people in our community and provide inspiration for very young boys and girls pursuing excellence in their chosen endeavor,” said Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett. “This is another opportunity for the Town Board to highlight the enormous amount of positive contributions made by our young people each year through service and achievement.”
Funding for the electronic sign was provided by rental income from the common cell tower.