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DUNKIRK – Representatives of the former Brooks Memorial Hospital agreed to take their plans for a new sign back to the drawing board after hearing resident comments at the Dunkirk Planning Board meeting held Tuesday in City Hall.

The hospital is now part of the Lake Erie Regional Health Care System which includes the former Lake Shore Hospital in Irving and several other satellite locations in the region.

Chief Operating Officer Jared Johnson said he appreciated the many comments from residents. The proposal was for a sign about 60 by 96 inches placed at Fifth Street and Central Avenue. Johnson said his group will consider reducing the size of the sign but that the design is needed as part of the new “branding” of the hospital’s name.

Johnson also said the current sign which has the Brooks name will remain on the campus. Johnson said the effort is part of a project that added more parking spaces and some special fencing.

The hospital already received a zoning permit to place the sign on the corner and now needs planning board approval for the size and height.

The matter was tabled until new drawings and designs are provided to city planning board members.