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Council moves to paint corn husks green

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Taber Times

By Kenyon Stronski
Taber Times

While addressing the standing items at the Sept. 12 regular meeting of Taber council, Coun. Garth Bekkering brought forth the issue of the corn husks on Taber’s new gateway signs being painted brown instead of green.

“I just want to make a request regarding, or maybe more of a question than a request — the new gateway signs in the Town of Taber are beautiful, I’ve had several people ask me how come the husks around the cob are brown instead of green.”

After confirming the new signs were approved and passed through administration before CAO Derrin Thibault was welcomed aboard Taber’s ship, he commented that some discussion has already took place around the topic; with Mayor Andrew Prokop initially bringing it forth.

“All I can say is that, that sign went through a committee originally and was signed off on. It did not come back to council and that was all taking place before I got on scene, so I don’t know why that wouldn’t have come back to council. I would have thought it would have been a good one to come back. Not saying that council would have seen it or not seen it but that particular part didn’t happen in the process. There was some comments made that the signage it’s on, there is supposed to be an outline that looks teal but right now it doesn’t because of the paint on the sign. Overtime, it’s supposed to start looking differently but I don’t know if it’ll ever achieve a green-looking husk. I don’t have a good answer other than, ‘yep it looks black’, and it might look better a different colour.”

Corn husks shouldn’t be brown, with Prokop stating that they should be painted green to uphold authenticity.

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