Upon the written request by a municipality, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will put up a "community way finding sign." Jenny Mitchell, nurse practitioner and founder of the Needlerock Health Clinic, presented the information to the Crawford Town Council on Wednesday, June 6.
Mitchell and her husband had a modular building recently delivered to the clinic's new location on Elm Street. The clinic was formerly located in the lower level of Need-le Rock Realty on Highway 92 in downtown Crawford. With the new location, Mitchell wants a sign directing people to the clinic. The sign would list several non-profits or civic buildings such as the health clinic, the library, school, cemetery or town hall.
About the new clinic, Mitchell said, "It's not on the main highway and people don't know I exist." She would like a sign by the town park adjacent to Highway 92 pointing towards Elm Street.
"We have a lot of tourists who visit in the summer," she said. "It would really help the clinic to have more business, because we want the clinic here long after I'm gone."
CDOT requires the Town of Crawford to submit a letter asking for the sign, which would be at no cost to the town.
Trustee Hetty Todd believes the sign would be beneficial. She said people have had difficulty finding Crawford School because it is not visible from the highway.
The council voted unanimously to send a letter to CDOT requesting the sign.
Volunteers are needed to help remodel the modular. "It's a community clinic," Mitchell said. "It's run by a non-profit. The more help we can get the better."blog comments powered by Disqus