The San Pedro Sun

Letter to the Editor: Signs across town

Dear Editor;
This letter is addressed to Ramon’s Village, Headrick Signs and Graphics and Tabony Industries Limited.
Please remove the billboard which has been erected in front of Barrier Reef Resort.
Besides being a 40 foot high monstrosity, consider how it will affect the residents and their guests. This sign is in view of the 5 condo buildings facing the sea. That is 9 units per building, 45 condos, each housing 2-4 residents or tourists-roughly over 100 people whose experience on this island is being diminished by your sign.
And then there are all the tourists and residents passing that sign wondering why you are ruining the look and feel of our island. No one likes to see billboards go up. You are creating the Ill-will of many people who will encourage their guests and friends to avoid your businesses.
Realtors tell me this sign has depreciated the value of the condo owner’s units between $20,000 BZD and $40,000 BZD depending on proximity to the sign by interfering with their view of the sea. That is over a million dollars in reduced property value!
Please do the right thing and remove this eyesore from our community. This is not the image we want to give of our beautiful island. Let the natural beauty be the focus, not the lights and billboards of the city.
Your previous signs have a nice artsy feel. Why are you doing this? Just because you have the ability to put up a billboard doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. If you can put it up you can take it down.
Sincerely,
Jeff Boucher
Part-time resident of San Pedro