You’re the new kid on the block — built in 1950s.

Your neighbors are rounding the corner on 100 years old.

The trees are tall, gardens are plenty, the front porches filled with comfy chairs. It’s a flowering shrub lined boulevard where people teach their children how to skate and ride bikes, one where young moms push a stroller and walk the family pet at the same time.

A runner or two saunters on by.

Sound pretty idyllic? It is — and that’s why myself and the majority of my neighbors moved here.

And now the new kid on the block wants to post a "dynamic display sign" — one that is digital, lighted and has the capability of changing messages.”

The letter from North Mankato regarding this variance request to replace the existing sign at 525 Grant Ave. — Holy Rosary Catholic Church — states that “as a nearby resident (I) have the right to comment on this variance request.” It also states that “According to North Mankato City Code, these types of signs are not permitted in residential zoning districts.”

I think the city has already made a stand on this request in the city code and I agree with it — no dynamic digital display sign in our neighborhood, please.

Le Ann Gehring-Ryan

North Mankato

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