“You only need a bucket truck from one side,” he said.
Finally, at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the first of what is hoped to be ongoing banners was installed. The early-morning timing was necessitated by the need to shut down Main Street while the steel wires were put in place and the banner was pulled across the street.
Spencer’s efforts were lauded by town officials, including selectmen, with whom he met on numerous occasions.
“I applaud Mark’s persistence,” Selectman Paul Salafia said. “He is focused on business development in Andover and he should be commended.”
Selectmen Chairman Alex Vispoli echoed that sentiment.
“It took a lot of effort by Mark Spencer,” he said during last week’s selectmen’s meeting. “It will nicely frame out nonprofit events.”