ONTONAGON - The village of Ontonagon plans a a few projects this spring that are aimed at sprucing up the village before the summer tourist season.
The Ontonagon Village Council on Monday discussed several projects, including replacing the large welcome sign at the edge of town and repairs to River Street.
"The sign is old and faded," Village Manager Joe Erickson said. "They are the signs along the highway coming into town that say 'Ontonagon Harbor Town.' "
The signs are to be replaced by Memorial Day with a new logo, fresh paint and large letters.
"The new signs will be very inviting," Erickson said.
In addition, the village council submitted a letter to the Michigan Department of Transportation to repair and repave River Street, which is the business route that runs through downtown.
"It's been a number of years and there are potholes," he said.
It may have been as long as 20 years since the street has undergone a resurfacing job. Erickson said he hopes the new road will be safer for users and will boost the economy a bit.
"It will be safer for our parade," he said.