Ashley Benton, co-owner of Galaxy Bike and Sport, appeared before the Oct. 23 Paonia Town Council to request reimbursement for the shop's sign which the town had approved and then later rescinded approval. The owners were forced to remove their sign from the right of way in front of the store on Grand Avenue.
Benton had been asked at a previous town council meeting to submit the cost for the sign to the town.
Mayor Neal Schwieterman said the official council minutes are the legal record and differed from what Benton was requesting. The minutes said the town would pay for relocating the sign on the shop property.
Benton said that the sign would have to be placed so close to their shop that they felt it was best to not relocate it.